Dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather
Anthony J. “Tony” DeStefano, 97 of Washington died Sunday-April 2, 2017 at the Washington County Health Center following a lengthy illness. He was born January 3, 1920 in Washington the son of the late Joseph & Nancy Samaciscio DeStefano. Mr. DeStefano attended Washington High School. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church for many years where he ushered at 6:00 P.M. Mass on Saturday nights. Mr. DeStefano served in the United States Army Air Force holding the rank of Master Sergeant during World War II from 1941 until 1945. He received the following decorations and citations; Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Defense Service Medal & the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars. In his younger years he was employed as a truck driver. He was also a partner with his wife at Angelo’s Restaurant for many years. He loved fishing, hunting and gardening, was an avid Steelers fan and was a true outdoorsman. He was very dedicated to placing flags on Veterans graves for many years. Mr. DeStefano was a member of the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175, the Moose Lodge # 22 and the Alpine Club. He enjoyed his time spent with his family and grandchildren.
On July 14, 1946 he married Carmellina L. “Carm” Passalacqua who died March 26, 1995. They were married for 49 years prior to her passing. Surviving are his daughters; Janice M. Tomey (John) Taper of Washington & Deborah A. DeStefano of Washington, two grandchildren; Jason Tomey & Aaron (Heather) Tomey, two great-grandchildren; Brynn Tomey & London Tomey. Several nieces, nephews and a dear friend; Janice Springer of Washington also survive. Mr. DeStefano was the last of his immediate family.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; Samuel & Rudolph DeStefano, three sisters; Mary Pallie, Josephine Hughes & Elizabeth Obolinis.
Friends will be received on Wednesday-April 5, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held on Thursday- April 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 and the United States Air Force. Memorial contributions can be made to the John F. Kennedy Catholic School Scholarship Fund, 111 West Spruce St. Washington Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com