Vito J. Lopez, American politician, Died at 74

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Vito Joseph Lopez was born on June 5, 1941, and died on November 9, 2015.

He was an American politician from New York.

Vito was a member of the New York State Assembly, and chairman of the Democratic Party of Kings County.

He was born on June 5, 1941, in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, of an Italian-American family; his last name Lopez derives from his grandfather, who was a native of Spain.

Vito Lopez graduated from Brooklyn’s James Madison High School, and received a BS in Business Administration from Long Island University (1964), and a Master of Social Work from Yeshiva University (1970), where he was trained in the community organizing program.

Vito and his former wife Joan have two grown children.

He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1993, and in 2010 was treated for a recurrence of cancer.

Vito passed away on November 10, 2015 at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital at the age of 74.

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