Tom Boscarino

January 27, 1932 - December 18, 2016
Tom Boscarino

 

Tom Boscarino of Leland, NC, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Tom was born in The Bronx, NY, on January 27, 1932, to the late Dominick and Josephine Boscarino.  He was preceded in death by his sister Geraldine and two brothers Dominick and Charles. He was 84 years of age.

Surviving Tom are his wife of 46 years, Arlene, and their six children,  Susan Giordano (Anthony), Joanne Butler, Thomas Boscarino (Cathleen), Christine Lejman, Kimberly Schaefer (Bryan Rutherford), William Boscarino (Susan), 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Following his graduation from City College of NY Tom served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.  After his service, he received his Master’s in Teaching at City College of NY and began his teaching career in NY Public Schools. Tom went on to become the Science Department Head at Centereach High School on Long Island, NY, where he retired after a teaching career of over 30 years.

Tom also enjoyed restoring MG cars. He is very well known to MG enthusiasts as the founder of the American MGC Register and its Chairman for the first 20 years.  Now in its thirty-seventh year, the MGC Register still has many participating members and nationwide events each year.  He was a key organizer and founder of the North American Council of MG Registers.  Tom was also involved in the New England MGT Register, NAMGBR and AMGBR.  In 2002 he received the National MG Cecil Kimber award for his leadership and contributions.

After retirement Tom moved to Asheville, NC where he and Arlene lived for over 22 years before moving to the Wilmington area in 2012.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington, NC.  The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12 North 6th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

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  • January 06, 2017
    Anthony Elicati (Devito) says:
    My condolences on Tom's passing. I graduated P.S. 36 in 1946 with Tom. I did not know him well. We were in different classes. But I do remember he was pretty tall. I checked the graduation program and noted he won the shop award. I was glad to read that he had a wonderful career. My prayers to his family.

  • January 08, 2017
    Mary Ann Jenks says:
    Tom was my first cousin and I remember him well from Evander Childs HS where he was a star student and athlete. I left New York for regions West so we didn't reconnect for many years. I feel I am poorer for not having known him in the interim. It has been such a pleasure to visit with Tom and Arlene during their West Coast vacations. My deepest condolences go to you, Arlene, and your family. My prayers are with you and Tom.