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Friday, November 25, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Hiram Alan Lomanto passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 4, 1927 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He was predeceased by his parents, Maria & Hiram Lomanto, daughter, Silvia Heilman & son, Mario Lomanto. He is survived by his wife Joan Lomanto of Jacksonville Beach FL, sons Fernando Lomanto (Lisa) Darien CT, Paul Lomanto, Portland OR, Cathy Kozlinski (Jim) Charlotte, NC, Nancy Ottinger (Brian) Penn Hills, PA, Connie Forget (Pierre) Williamsburg, VA. grandchildren: Andrew, Alison, Dylan, Maya, Nico, Lomanto, Jim, Michael (Misty)Joe,& Paul Kozlinski, Katie & Dan (Betsy) Ottinger, Spencer & Reeve Forget; great grandchildren, Seth, Luke, Abigail, Zach Kozlinski & June, Olive & Daisy Ottinger; sister Mimi(Juan Carlos) Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hiram worked in the pharmacy owned by his father. He attended the Pharmacy School at the University of Buenos Aires, graduating with a PHD. At the Association of Pharmacy & Biochemistry, he became president. He joined the IFFA, an organization providing vaccinations in Latin American countries. In 1956, he went to Indiana, receiving technical training in the manufacturing & quality control of polio vaccine, specializing in polio injectables by Dr. Jonas Salk. Returning to Argentina with this knowledge, he participated in the installation of asceptic equipment made as per US specifications. Hiram started polio production for the first time in Latin America. In 1970 he moved to CT & worked 27 yrs for a pharmaceutical company in NYC. Retiring in 1994 he & Joan moved to Jacksonville. He was an interpreter 11 years at Mayo Clinic, speaking 5 languages fluently. He was a member of Hodges Blvd Presbyterian Church, serving in many capacities.
He will be remembered for his intelligence, kindness, humor, humility, love of family, and for being a gentleman.
His Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 25, 2022 at Hodges Blvd Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hodges Blvd Presbyterian Church, 4140 Hodges Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32250, in care of the Memorial Garden.