Anthony "Tony" Ottaviani, 90 of 505 Hazel Ave., Ellwood City died Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM in the Butler VA Medical Center. Anthony was born in Nocia, Italy on January 26, 1920 to the late Ceasar and Zelinda Ottaviani. He is survived by his wife, the former Ida Riccardi whom he married on March 11, 1942. He retired in 1982 from the Aetna Standard where he worked as a machinest. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and a veteran of the Army serving in World War II. He was a Life member of the Ellwood Moose Lodge and a former member of the Ellwood SOI Lodge. An avid golfer, Anthony was a former board member of Del Mar Golf Course. Beside his wife he is survived by a daughter, Alice Nunes of Butler, 2 grandchildren, Troy and Meghan Nunes and Amber Lynn and Cole Buser, a great grandson, Tavian Nunes, 2 brothers, Frank Ottaviani and Donald Ott both of Ellwood City and a sister, Mary Elias of New Castle. He was preceded in death by a son, Chester Ottaviani, a brother Dario Ottaviani and a sister, Maria Ottaviani. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 10 AM by Fr. Lou Pascazi. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport on Monday from 6 to 9 PM. Family suggests contributions can be made in Anthony's name to the Hospice of Butler VA Medical Center or the Butler Co. Children Center, 139 Rieger Rd, Butler, PA 16001.
Judith Ann Conigliaro
My dear Ida and Alice,
Tony's smile and hint of laughter in his eyes will always remain with me. His smile could light up a room. He will be missed. I can hear him saying my name as I write this.
Know that you are all in the prayers of the Conigliaro family. Ida, I wish I could be with you now just to hug you.
Tony is at peace now and up there smiling down on us right now!
Marsha Edelman Onufrak
Dear Ida & Alice, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Tony. He was always kind and warm with a great sense of humor, and modest about his amazing golf skills. We hope the wonderful memories you shared will bring some comfort to you now. Love, Marsha, John, Julie & Michelle
FRANK M PITELKA
T O was one of the first men i worked with at the Aetna he later became my boss.I learned some of the trade from him and when he retired he gave me a tool i still use.I enjoyed the wave we gave each other as i drove past hiss home on the way home.To bad i didn't tlearn the game of golf from him also. Sadly missed!
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