Philip J. DiNenno

August 18, 2013

DiNenno, Philip Obituary

Philip Joseph DiNenno, 60, of Finksburg died August 18, 2013 at his home.

Born July 23, 1953 in Darby, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late Philip A and Theresa P. (Collica) DiNenno. He was the loving husband of Linda H. (Michaels) DiNenno.

He was the CEO of Hughes Associates, Inc. a 200+ fire protection engineering firm that has grown fivefold under his leadership. Throughout his career he provided leadership to the fire protection engineering profession. Early in his career he conceived of and edited The Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering through its four editions. He served in a number of leadership roles in the Society of Fire Protection Engineering (SFPE), including President. He was awarded the Guise Medal, SFPE's highest honor. He also provided leadership in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) within technical committees, as Chair of the Standards Council, and a member of the Board of Directors. NFPA recently awarded him the Lamb Award for his leadership at NFPA. He was a pioneer in the use of computer fire modeling to understand the growth and effects of fire. He played a significant role in the development of no-ozone depleting fire suppression technologies, working with industry, NFPA, EPA, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He received a Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from EPA.

He was a member of Saint John's Roman Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children Jessica, Nicholas, Christopher and Maria DiNenno all of Westminster. Sisters Susan DiNenno of San Francisco, CA, Barbara DiNenno of Gloucester, Mass., Marie Burton of Milton, DE, and brother Steven DiNenno of Landsdale, PA. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster MD 21157 on Wednesday from 6-8pm and Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 am at St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St, Westminster MD, 21157 with Monsignor James Farmer officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Branch Cemetery, Westminster. A Luncheon will follow at the church Portico across from the parish.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation, for the development of the new Cancer Center, 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 or to the Ivymount School for Autism, 11614 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MD 20854.

Online condolences may be sent to www.prittsfuneralhome.com

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August 21, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Visitation I
Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel

412 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
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August 22, 2013
2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

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Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel

412 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
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August 23, 2013
11 a.m.

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St. John Roman Catholic Church

43 Monroe St
Westminister, MD 21157
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August 23, 2013

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Meadow Branch Cemetery

Westminister, MD


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