Val Fiorita of Greenwich and Palm Beach died March 5. He was 70 years old.
Fiorita grew up in Greenwich and attended the University of Connecticut on a baseball scholarship, graduating with a marketing degree. During the summer, he played minor league baseball in Cape Cod and Iowa. Local Iowa papers dubbed him the "home run king." After ROTC training, Fiorita served as an officer in the Army until 1957.
His career included owning a small business, serving community organizations and investing in real estate. He owned Val's Wine and Liquors in Greenwich and was involved with Community Greeters, American Dream Corps. and Pharmacare Pharmaceuticals. Fiorita was also a member of the Greenwich Lions Club, Tamarack Country Club and the Greenwich Big Brother Program.
He was an avid golfer and won the Tamarack Club championship in 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Malinda, and sons Jeb and Jason Fiorita. A private memorial service was held on March 7.
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