IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa football lettermen William DiCindio has passed away at the age of 83 in New Jersey.
DiCindio lettered for two seasons (1960-61) as an offensive guard for the Hawkeyes. DiCindio and the Hawkeyes captured the 1960 Big Ten Championship and finished the season ranked No. 2 in the Coaches Poll under head coach Forest Evashevski. In addition to his undergraduate degree, DiCindio earned a Law Degree from Iowa.
A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, DiCindio entered the United States Air Force following high school graduation, serving as an Airman First Class from 1954-58. Prior to his honorable discharge, DiCindio played for the Air Force football team at the Chicksands Military Base in the United Kingdom. He was named to the All-Europe Air Force team during that time.As a Labor Relations Attorney, DiCindio had a storied career and never fully retired. He continued working as an arbitrator and mediator on the Federal Board of Mediation and the Labor Boards of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania through 2020.
Predeceased by his parents, Jennie and James DiCindio, and six siblings Mike, Grace, Mary, Domenick, James, and Gilda, he is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lois, and their five children, David and his wife Maureen and their children, Stephanie and her wife Marianne, Jessica, Cavina and her husband Dennis and their children Aaron, Avery, Avielle, Aiyana and Ashton; Sheena and her child Jream; Vincent and his wife Gina and their children, Vincent and his wife Jenna, Maria and Christina; William and his wife Sabina and their daughter Hailey; Michael and his son Michael; DeAnne Salzer and her husband Michael and their children, Gianina and Calilynn.