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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dino Tortu who was  born on December 27, 1953 and passed away on August 16, 2006 at the age of 52. We will remember him forever. I created this site so family and friends can remember, and honor him.  So please feel free to share, your thoughts, memories, photos, Thank you.
RIP Dino J Tortu.


 TORTU-Dino J. Suddenly on August 16, 2006 of Manhattan, NY. Age 52. Beloved husband for 31 years to Diane (nee Belz). Loving father of Elizabeth and Julia both at home. Beloved son of Dino & Catherine (nee Drapczuk) Tortu of Cherry Hill, NJ. Dearest brother of Dr. Stephanie Tortu of New Orleans, LA. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, brother and sisters-inlaw, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dino was a devoted husband, father, son and friend to many. He had a love of music which led him to a career in radio. At the time of his death Dino was a Senior Vice President of Production for Westwood One's Radio Network. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions in his memory be made to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., 1205 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA. 70116.

Tributes and Condolences
Out of the blue   / Pete Putman (Classmate at Seton Hall )
Don't know why it happened, but I was returning from a long weekend trip recently and Dino's name just popped into my head.

I used to engineer his radio show in college at WSOU-FM - think it was on Sunday nights. He was an excellent DJ an...  Continue >>
Was it a sign..   / Gladys Rivera (Friend)
Hi Dino today i recieved an email update on this website to later find out there was no update..So I want to believe it was you just trying to say hello and that your still with us.. have to say as i write this So many things went thru my mindBut i f...  Continue >>
Still brings tears to my eyes..   / Gladys Rivera (Friend)
Dino another B-day and I can't help think of you.. I still remember how excited i got when you told me we shared the same Birthday..You were one of a kind and always smiling.. I don't think i ever saw your with a frown..Well here i am still asking my...  Continue >>
life just isn't the same   / Shari Deutsch (coworker)
Its hard to believe a year has passed and the impact is still so strong.  He was an amazing boss, friend and mentor.  I feel lucky to have known him and worked for him... but the world is a poorer place without him.
One Year Ago today!!!   / Gladys Rivera (Friend)
Your passing left me with so many questions about life. When I find myself feeling sad, confused, uncertain, or feeling sorry for myself You come to mind.  You who had so much life, and so much to live for and give.  You had purpose ,direct...  Continue >>
We miss you  / Ann Louise &. Mary Domal Dender (Friend)    Read >>
Hard to believe  / Beezer     Read >>
What A Tragedy  / Gladys Rivera (Friend)    Read >>
Thank You  / Elizabeth Tortu (Daughter)    Read >>
Almost a year since Dino's passing  / Ron Rivlin (Friend/Colleague)    Read >>
Dino -- a beautiful soul.  / Sasha (friend)    Read >>
Dino J Tortu, Love Ones Share their thoughts & feelings In the NY times Guest Book  / Gladys Rivera (Friend)    Read >>
I feel cheated  / Elaina Garabedian (high school )    Read >>
Miss You Always Friend..  / Gladys Rivera (Friend)    Read >>
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Dino's Photo Album
Dino, Diane, Elizabeth and Julia in Maine, August 2005, on Diane's birthday.
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