Longtime Derby teacher, principal dies
Henry Jemioto, a longtime Derby teacher and former principal of Irving School, died Tuesday at age 83.
He began his long career in the Derby school system teaching history and science at Bradley School and Derby Middle School.
In 1970, he was honored to receive the Connecticut Teacher of the Year award.
He later became the principal of Irving School, a position he held for 25 years until his retirement.
Jemioto’s death notice said “he was dedicated to education and teaching, which was prevalent by his involvement with the Derby Adult Education program for 40 years; running the Summer School and Driver's Education Programs for the Derby School System.”
After his retirement, he spent many years tutoring homebound students.
He was a recipient of the Spirit of St. Mary-St. Michael Award in 2011.
“Henry's faith was also very important to him. He was an active member of St. Michael Church. During this time he was a Eucharistic Minister, who proudly served many funerals, as well as helped at the annual Fun Fest picnics,” his death notice reads.
He is survived by Sandra Ellen (Flood) Jemioto, his wife of 55 years; daughters, Sandie Satkowski and her husband Paul, and Ellen DeMagistris and her husband, Alfonso; grandchildren Allyson and Andrew Satkowski and Anna DeMagistris. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers Joseph Jemioto, Sr. and Edward Jemioto.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.Friday at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St. Derby. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church, Derby. Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Derby.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church 75 Derby Ave. Derby, CT 06418. Online condolences may be left at www.adzimafh.com