Elviro D. Todino – Master Sergeant, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Elviro D. Todino, 89, who played the clarinet in the Army Band for 25 years before retiring in 1971 as a master sergeant, died October 13, 1999 at Arlington Hospital. He died of injuries suffered in a fall.

An Alexandria resident since 1947, Mr. Todino was born in Milford, Massachusetts. He studied music in Italy, where he spent part of his youth with relatives, Boston and Long Beach, Calif. He joined the Army Band, which is based at Fort Myer, after serving in the Army during World War II.

In retirement, he gave private clarinet lessons in his home. He also was a volunteer at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gladys M. Todino of Alexandria.


On Wednesday, October 13, 1999, of Alexandria, VA, devoted husband of Gladys M. Todino; loving uncle of a niece and a nephew, both of Naples, Italy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, October 25, at 2:45 p.m. at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.

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