Dennis G. Pilla, 60, former Mayor of Port Chester, NY passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021. He was born July 19, 1960 in the Bronx to the late Henry and Josephine LaPenna Pilla. He graduated from New Rochelle Academy and from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science Degree where he met his wife Margoth He received his MPA in 2015 from Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College. Dennis was married to Margoth Gomez on October 16, 1983 in Pelham, NY.
Dennis served four terms as Port Chester's Mayor from 2007-2013 and 2015-2017. He was first elected to Port Chester public office as Village Trustee in 2006.
He held other government leadership positions including President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association from 2012-2013, and was a member of their Executive Committee from 2007-2014. He was also an active member of the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM).
He served as a Director on several Port Chester Boards including Port Chester Rye Brook Public Library, Port Chester Chamber of Commerce, Port Chester Council for Community Services, Rye Town Park Commission, Rye Town Board of Assessment Review, Tamarack Tower Foundation for the Port Chester Public Schools and Don Bosco Community Center.
Dennis had an extensive career in business operations and corporate finance as CIO, Director, and Vice-President at some of the world's leading companies including Citigroup, GE Capital, PepsiCo and Time Warner. Most recently, he worked at the Laberge Group as a Senior Community Development Specialist. He also worked as a Strategic Planning Management Consultant at Ernst & Young and The Johnson Group. Dennis founded DP Strategic Advisory Services in 2014. He formerly worked as an emergency medical technician, providing emergency 911 ambulance first response to Port Chester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Pelham and Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his devoted wife Margoth Pilla of Port Chester, NY, his beloved son David Pilla and his wife Kristy and their children, Danny Pilla and Lily Pilla all of Naperville, IL., and sister Denise Cambs of Apollo Beach, Fl.
Visitation will be 3-8PM on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at the Craft Memorial Home, Inc. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM on Wednesday July 14, 2021 at the Parish of Saint John Bosco (Corpus Christi) 136 South Regent St. Port Chester, NY. Interment is private.
Memorial donations in memory of Dennis may be made to The Tamarack Tower Foundation for a scholarship to be established in Dennis' memory. The Tamarack Tower Foundation P.O. Box 1718 Port Chester, NY 10573 www.tamaracktower.org
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The Tamarack Tower Foundation
P.O. Box 1718, Port Chester NY 10573