By Nino Seritti Writer and Ad Promotions for SouthwestSentry.com
Every year in June we celebrate Fathers Day, I’m a Dad to two great kids.
Cristina and Nicolas along with their wonderful spouses, help make my life whole and complete today. And my Grandson Gino? Well! How much time ya got? But as happens in many families, my children, stretched me to my boundaries, physically and emotionally, not to mention financially. Although I questioned my sanity many time, and sometimes still do, I finally realize that these challenges made the bricklayers son that I am, into the Father that I constantly hope to be.
The Father who, along with sternly chastising his child for riding their bike in the street – silently thanked God that he/she wasn’t hurt or worse for doing so.
The Father who, tells his child they will have the money necessary to go the school of their choice – while quietly taking on extra work to make it happen.
The Father who, smiles at his Sons’ graduation from college or his Daughters wedding – while he sneaks away to cry in the hope all will go their way, with as little pain as possible.
These are the constant thoughts of a Fathers. A Fathers secret – the world that we, as Fathers, hold quietly in our souls – for no one else to know!
We do so because we love our children and we know it’s for something greater than ourselves!
So this Fathers Day, while you celebrate the day, go to your Dad and say one simple thing that makes it all worthwhile…
Look him in the eye and say: “Dad you did good”!!
Those were the last words I spoke to my Father as he lay dying on Christmas morning 2010 and I couldn’t have said anything that could have meant more!
A resident of Seven Hills he has been employed in the Information Technology, IT Auditing, Risk Analysis and IT Governance fields for many years, consulting in many of large industries including Health Care, Banking, Insurance and Manufacturing. Some of his clients include: Lubrizol, Eaton Corp, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Key Bank, FedEx Global Logistics, North Broward Hospital District (Ft. Lauderdale) and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
He is President of Crest Development, Inc. a software consulting firm he started in 1997 and is a certified member of ISACA an association engaged in the development, adoption and use of industry-leading Audit and Governance practices for information systems.
He attended Kent State and is a graduate of Cleveland State University, where he co-founded several cultural organizations, Padua Franciscan High School, where he started his family’s tradition of attending Padua. The Padua Bruin tradition included attendance by his Brother (Tony), his Son (Nick) and his Daughter (Cristina).
A type ‘A’ personality, he decided to drive himself crazy by running (and winning) a Ward 3 Council seat in Seven Hills, Ohio in the early 2000’s. It was because of his interest in community service that he was asked and accepted a seat on the University Hospital – Parma Medical Center Board of Directors, a position he currently holds.
His interests run the gamut from Hiking, Photography, History and Writing. His writing avocation led to his being published in CrainsCleveland.Com, an online division of Crain Communication and his foray with Southwest Sentry.
He’s a volunteer and certified member of FEMA’s Quad City Cert – Community Emergency Response Team, a former City Councilman (Ward 3) in Seven Hills and is currently on the University Hospital – Parma Medical Center Board of Directors and Community Board of Trustees of University Hospitals Health Systems.
He lives with his exact opinion-wise opposite, wife Audrey, who makes sure he never gets too big for his britches. Mr. Seritti speaks two languages (English, Italian) and when he gets in trouble with his wife or children often pretends not to understand any human language at all.