JOBIT: Pintauro, Joe [MC1954 RIP] 2018-May-29


Joe Pintauro, Playwright Who Had Been a Priest, Dies at 87
Joe Pintauro at a rehearsal of his play “Cacciatore” at the Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan. His plays addressed topical subjects like the AIDS crisis, suburban sprawl and pederasty in the priesthood.CreditFred R. Conrad/The New York Times
By Neil Genzlinger
June 6, 2018

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Joe Pintauro, who made the unusual career switch from priest to playwright and whose works were staged by the Circle Repertory Company in New York and numerous regional theaters, died on May 29 at his home in Sag Harbor, N.Y. He was 87.

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Mr. Pintauro grew up in Queens, where he attended John Adams High School, and in East Northport, on Long Island. At Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, he studied business and marketing but also nurtured an interest in writing, contributing articles to the college’s newspaper and poetry to its quarterly journal.

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Pintauro, Joe [MC???? RIP]

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# – # – # – # – # 2018-Jun-06 @ 14:41

Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pintauro, Joe [MC1954 RIP]

# – # – # – # – # 2018-Jun-07 @ 12:22

Dear John,

There a number of articles about Joe at ‘Sag Harbor Joe Pintauro’ that people might find of interest.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

# – # – # – # – # 2018-Jun-07 @ 21:05

Joe was a member of the class of 1953. A Classmate whom I remember well.

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

# – # – # – # – # 2018-Jun-10 @ 20:24

Good Morning All,

George Skau shared the news of the death of Fellow Jasper, Joe Pintauro ’54 BA of Sag Harbor, N.Y. Joe was called home on May 29,, 2018. Joe was an Ordained Priest for ten years assigned to the Diocese of Brooklyn (before leaving the Priesthood), a successful Sag Harbor Playwright and a man loved and respected by many. The following Obituary and comments speak to some of his accomplishments. If you would like to read a very well written and lengthy review of his life, pull up the Article in the SAGHARBOREXPRESS.COM written by Michelle Trauring, June 5, 2018. Funeral Services for Joe were held on June 6, 2018 at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Sag Harbor. A Memorial Service will also be held in Manhattan at a later date. Thank you George, thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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One response to “JOBIT: Pintauro, Joe [MC1954 RIP] 2018-May-29

  1. Bob OConnor

    Joe was a member of the class of 1953. A Classmate whom I remember well.

    Bob O’C ‘53


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