Order of Premontre, Premonstratensians, Norbertines, and White Canons

R. D. John V. Cimino, O. Praem.

Birth: July 27, 1935

Death: July 6, 2002

House: Immaculate Conception Priory

Our brother John Cimino was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from Southeast Catholic in 1953, he joined the Order that fall. After professing solemn vows in 1958, he began work on a Master’s Degree in English at Marquette University. He taught at Abbot Pennings High School from 1960 until 1962, after which he became an instructor in English at Bishop Neumann in Philadelphia. Here he was also Athletic Director and Moderator of the Parent-Teacher Associations until 1969.

From 1969 until 1972, John was a member of the faculty of LaSalle College in Philadelphia where he also was Chaplain and a Counselor. During the summers of 1971-72, John was an instructor at the Lakota Higher Education Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

After receiving a Lewis Fellowship to attend the University of Notre Dame from 1972 until 1975, John remained in that area until his retirement.

From 1975 until 1979, John was the Director of the Criminal Justice Planning Bureau for the city of South Bend and from 1977 to 1979, an adjunct instructor at Indiana University in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He became the Project Director the Criminal Investigations Project in South Bend in 1979 and a Law Enforcement Consultant in 1980 during which time he also acted as the Director of the Domestic Relations Counseling Bureau of St. Joseph County in Indiana, working with the circuit, probate and superior courts.

John was a member of many national and civic criminal justice organizations, including Affirmative Action programs and Family Conciliation associations, for many of which he was chairman, coordinator or director.

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