Chapter Eternal - Giancola '51 and Fieni '58

We have been honored to call these men our Brothers. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brothers.

It is with great sadness we report the passing of:

  • Lawrence J. Giancola '51 - July 16, 2017
  • Dino O. Fieni '58 - June 12, 2017

Lawrence J. Giancola '51 - LaVie Portrait

Lawrence J. Giancola '51, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, died Sunday July 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Rosalind Everley Giancola, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was a son of the late Richard and the late Antoinette (Bendistis) Giancola.  Mr. Giancola served our country during Peacetime in the Army.

He was a 1951 graduate of Penn State University.  Lawrence was a real-estate broker for over 40 years and the founder and owner of Kennett Realty Co. in Kennett Square. For many years he was a justice of the Peace, and for 21 years was Kennett Township’s Secretary/Treasurer/Zoning officer.

Lawrence J. Giancola '51

Lawrence J. Giancola '51

Survivors include in addition to his wife, two sons, Thomas Giancola and his wife Susan of Kennett Square and Robert Giancola also of Kennett Square; one brother, Walter Giancola of West Chester, PA and four granddaughters, Catherine, Christina, Emma and Mia.  He was predeceased by one brother, Richard earlier this year.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Dino O. Fieni '58 - LaView Portrait

Dino O. Fieni '58, age 83, a resident of Severna Park passed away June 12, 2017 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie.

He was born on June 18, 1933 in West Chester, PA and raised in Kennett Square, PA. Dino graduated with a BSEE from Penn State University. He married Ann M. Bove on August 18, 1956 and served in the U.S. Army, 54th Signal Battalion. He previously resided in State College, PA and Rome, NY.

He was employed with HRB Singer, State College, PA; ECAC, Annapolis, MD; Westinghouse, Baltimore, MD; and Northop Grumman, Baltimore, MD.

Dino O. Fieni '58

Dino O. Fieni '58

Dino was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and a tax aide volunteer.  He enjoyed reading books; personal finance; and bridge.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann B. Fieni; son, Mark Fieni (Jennifer); daughter, Joan Rogers (Winston); son, Paul Fieni (Rebecca); five grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

Online condolences may be made at

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