TAMPA, FL- Tina Lynn Maiorana, 34, beloved daughter, sister and
aunt, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at her
Born in Albany, NY on August 3, 1976, she was the daughter of
Maryann Libertucci Maiorana of Dublin, California and formerly
Ravena, New York and the late Joseph Maiorana. In addition to her
mother, she is survived by her brother and sister in-law, Frank and
Leticia (Ruiz) Maiorana, her dear niece, Natalia and her
nephew/godson, Cristiano Maiorana, all of San Ramon, California and
a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
In addition to her father, Tina was also pre-deceased by her
paternal grandparents, Francesco and Santa (Cannistraci) Maiorana
and maternal grandparents, Joseph and Vincenza (Mormile) Libertucci.
Tina was raised in Ravena, New York where she graduated from
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School in 1994. She attended Gannon
University in Erie, Pennsylvania where she graduated Cum Laude with
a degree in Business Management and Finance. Tina relocated to Tampa
where she attended the University of South Florida and received a
Master’s Degree in Education. She taught at Seminole Elementary
School in Tampa for five years and since 2005 taught technology
classes at Robinson High School. Tina was Head Cheerleader Coach for
the Robinson Knights. She also worked summers for NCA and UCA Cheer
As a young girl, Tina was a member of Ravena Swim Team, Albany
Starfish Swim Team, Pop Warner Cheerleaders, RCS Cheerleaders and
RCS Softball. She was president of her college sorority, Alpha Sigma
Alpha at Gannon University.
Tina will be missed by her family, many friends, and beloved
cheerleaders at Robinson High School. She will be remembered for her
warm, welcoming smile.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 9
a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena, NY. Interment will follow at
St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans, NY. Friends and relatives may call
on Wednesday, September 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Babcock Funeral Home,
Donations in Tina’s memory may be made to Coach Tina, Robinson High
School Scholarship Fund, c/o Frank Maiorana, Silicon Valley Law
Group, 25 Metro Drive, San Jose, California, 95110 or the American
Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, New York, 12203.
“Once a Knight, always a Knight”.