Dr. Vincent A. Strangio, Chemical Engineer
Dr. Vincent A. Strangio, of Farmingdale, a chemical engineer since 1966, died on March 21, 2018 at home. Vincent was born in Yonkers, New York and lived in Glen Ridge for 23 years before moving to West Orange in 1996 and Farmingdale in 2010.
Vincent was married for 35 years to Linda Strangio, who passed away in October 2002. He was the father of Vincent, Laura Santagata (Nick), and James (Kellie). He was the grandfather of identical twins, Vincent and Nicholas, and Gianna Santagata and Skyler and Blake Strangio, all having been the joy of his life. He was the brother of JoAnn Luciani (Vincent) and Anthony Strangio (Susan). He is also survived by his sister-in-law Irene Vigotty.
In 2006, Vincent married Sarah K. Pitman, who passed away in 2015. He is also survived by his step daughters Susannah L’Eplattenier (Michael) and Gayle Pitman (Amy Tackett) and his step granddaughter Rowan.
Vincent graduated from New York University in the Bronx, New York with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree in 1966. He earned his Master’s degree (1968) and Ph. D. (1974) in Chemical Engineering also from New York University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Vincent worked as a project engineer for Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio for 4 years before returning to New York University in 1971 to pursue his Ph.D. degree. He worked for ABB Lummus Global Inc, in Bloomfield, New Jersey for 26 years before retiring for health reasons in 1999. Dr. Strangio worked in the Technology Development Center where, over the years, he held the positions of Senior Development Engineer, Principal Development Engineer, Manager of the Pilot Plant Operations, and Manager of Operations.
Dr. Strangio was awarded 8 US Patents and several European and foreign patents. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society for many years. He had authored many professional articles and technical reports relating to the company’s proprietary technologies.