Vito Victor Delisa
Died: Sep 13, 2011

Victor Delisa, a long time resident of Cortlandt Manor died on September 13, 2011. He was 86. Victor was born in Hartford, CT on October 31, 1924; he was a Composer and Director-Owner of Lakeland Conservatory of Music and Arts. He attended Julius Hartt School of Music for piano 1942-1946, The Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts for composition 1942-1947, The Hartford School of Music for Composition and Conducting 1948-1951, he received his BS and MA from Teachers College, Columbia University 1955-1958, and his PhD in 1977. Victor is predeceased by his wife Emilia DeLisa, he is survived by his sister Alba Fiorillo and her husband Michael Fiorillo. Victor was the founder of the Lakeland Conservatory of Music and Arts which benefited the community for over 50 years. His performances and publications have been and still are recognized worldwide. His true gift was his dedication to the youth of the music community. Victor’s publications included numerous symphonic works for piano and orchestra, violin and piano string ensembles, numerous compositions for piano and voice with piano accompaniments. He scored music for Moses, Prince of Egypt; an original piece. Victor was an author of many books on progressive piano pieces, progressive guitar pieces and progressive organ pieces. He has been honored for the Best transcription of “I Love You Truly”, preserved in the Hartt College Library. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday at 10 AM at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill followed by entombment at Rose Hills Cemetery in Putnam Valley.

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