ASPE regrets to announce that Carmen Richard “Rick” Sorvillo, CPD-Retired, FASPE, passed away on December 11, 2020. Rick joined ASPE in 1976 and was a dedicated member of the New York City Chapter, holding positions as President and Treasurer on the Chapter Board of Directors for many years.
Rick was born in Brooklyn and attended St. Elizabeth’s School and John Adams High School. He joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he served honorably in the Army Corp of Engineers, Panama Canal Zone, and achieved the rank of Spec 5.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and a Master of Science in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology as well as a Master of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was also a Licensed Master Plumber in the City of New York.
Rick retired from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2010 after 33 years of service. He held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in design, construction, and project management at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, World Trade Center, and Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH). Rick proudly ended his career at the Port Authority as the Project Manager of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus.
Rick was inducted into ASPE’s Kenneth G. Wentink College of Fellows on September 23, 2014. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (tunnel2towers.org) would be appreciated.