Anthony Tomeo, 94, of Northview Estates, formerly of Woodside Ave. Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital.
Born February 8, 1923 in Baiano, Italy, he was the son of the late Stefano and Giorgina DeGennaro Tomeo. He was married to Violet “Honey” Paswell Tomeo who passed away January 28, 2002.
Tony retired in 1985 as the Head of the Maintenance Department at M.S.L. Industries in Ellwood City. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. Anthony served as an interpreter for the US Army during WW II. He served in Europe and Germany with the 82nd Infantry Division. He was an expert on the M-1 Rifle. While in the Army, Tony earned the Victory and German Occupancy Medals. He was honorably discharged in Paris as a Military Projectionist. An avid golfer, Tony was a life member of the Sylvan Heights Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing well into his 80’s. He also enjoyed gardening, but his most cherished time was spent with his extensive family.
Survivors include a daughter, Giorgina (Lou) Sbarro of Ellwood City; three sons, Anthony Tomeo Jr. of New Castle, Carmine Tomeo of New Jersey, Mark Steven Tomeo of Pittsburgh; a sister, Santina “Sandy” (Tony) Zona of New Castle; sister in law, Sabatina “Tina” Tomeo of New York; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind, his long time companion, Grace DeCaria and her seven children and their families; numerous nieces and nephews in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and California; and his loving family in Baiano, Rome, and Milan who he enjoyed visiting.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Thomas, Steve, Armando; sister, Philomenia; and a granddaughter, Amanda.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church with Father Zachary Galiyas officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Dementia or Alzheimer’s Research Foundations.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.