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In Memoriam: Michael Pino, International Director of Sales for Natura


June 23, 2010 - It is with deep regret and extreme sadness that Natura announces the death of International Director of Sales, Michael Pino. His battle with cancer ended on June 22 2010 – Michael was 56 years old.

Michael is survived by his wife Wendy, son Jonathan (23), his older brothers, Joseph and Robert, three niece, a nephew and best friend Tammy.

A service will be held on Saturday, June 26 at St. Joseph’s Church in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Friends and family are invited to visit Daley’s Life Celebration Studio (adjacent to the church) between 8:30 and 10:00 am. Michael will be laid to rest in St Joseph’s Cemetery beside his mother and father.

Michael’s family requests donations be made to a charity close to your heart or the Cancer Centers of America, 1331 East Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia, 19124. You can donate directly online at or by calling 888-221-2873.

Condolences can be left at the Daley Life Celebration Studio online: The online guestbook will be available on Friday June 25.

Michael Pino, a 20-year industry veteran was Natura’s International Sales Director. After graduating from Rowan University, he began his career with Therapedic and moved onto Restonic and Natura. Michael loved travel and food and fed these passions by nurturing a career that lured him to different corners of the globe on a regular basis. According to his niece, Linda, work was a passion for Michael, a calling, not a career.

Michael put his family first and enjoyed sharing his love of sports with them – he was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

“Michael was a remarkable ambassador for Natura in the international mattress world," said Ralph Rossdeutscher, President of Natura. “Michael was also a good friend and we will miss his sense of humor, his willingness to be there for others and his get-it-done attitude.”


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