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Nicholas P. Pipino
October 6, 1931 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Nicholas Peter Pipino, known affectionately as Nick, passed away peacefully in Columbia, Maryland on October 11, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 6, 1931, in Trenton, New Jersey, Nick's life spanned 92 years of unforgettable memories, heartfelt music, and enduring love for his family and friends.
Nick was a devoted husband to his wife, Audrey Pipino. He was a loving father to his children, Jacqueline Carrera, Christine Nolan, and Stephen Pipino; and stepchildren Jeffrey Witt, Tracey Cove, and Douglas Witt. His son, Nicholas Pipino Jr., predeceased him, yet his memory remains a cherished part of the family. Nick was also a beloved brother to his living siblings, Helen, Sylvia, and Holly, and he held dear memories of his late siblings, Madeline, Domenic, and Josephine, fondly referred to as Chicky. His love extended to his 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he adored deeply.
Nick had a lifelong love for music, a passion that began in his childhood when he first picked up a saxophone. His talent and dedication led him to study music at Rutgers University. As a professional musician, he traveled the country, sharing his talent and passion with many, playing in numerous venues and alongside prominent musicians for several decades. Nick's music was not just a career, but a significant part of his identity, bringing joy and harmony to those fortunate enough to hear him play.
In addition to his musical career, Nick was a successful business owner. In 1969, he founded Nicholas P. Pipino Associates, a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication. His business continues to thrive today, a legacy that echoes his commitment to excellence and his belief in the power of hard work.
An avid golfer, Nick could often be found on the green, enjoying the outdoors and the thrill of the game. He was also a passionate sports fan and enjoyed fishing, often seen with a fishing rod in one hand and a smile on his face. Music, however, remained his first love. His saxophone was not just an instrument but an extension of his soul, and he played it with a passion that was truly inspiring.
Nicholas Pipino, a loving husband, father, and friend, a gifted musician, and a successful entrepreneur, will be dearly missed, but his melodies will continue to resonate in our hearts, reminding us of a life well-lived. His story serves as a beautiful symphony of love, hard work, and devotion, a song that will continue to play for generations to come. Rest in peace, Nick.
Family will receive friends at the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, on Friday, October 20, 2023, from 1 – 1:30pm; where a memorial service will begin at 1:30pm. Interment is private.