anthony thomaselli
Anthony Joseph Thomaselli, 93, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in the Weirton Geriatric Center. Born October 14, 1919 in Follansbee, WV, he was a son of the late Paul and Henrietta Bonitatibus Thomaselli. He was also preceded in death by his wife Elvera Perrino Thomaselli on October 1, 2000; a son, Anthony J. Thomaselli II on November 22, 1994; two brothers, John and Paul Thomaselli and three sisters, Connie Conchel, Jeana Durazio and Anne Gump. Mr. Thomaselli retired from Weirton Steel where he worked as a general foreman and master mechanic. He proudly served as an Air Force Staff Sergeant and Crew Chief of the Flying Tigers during World War II. He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734, Fourth Degree Assembly 1194, ISDA 183, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 619, Steubenville Bridge Club and the former Pleasant Valley Country Club. In his free time, Mr. Thomaselli enjoyed golfing , where he had three holes in one, playing bridge, where he was a bridge master, making stain glass artwork, attending his Flying Tiger Reunions and most of all spending time with his family. He is survived by his sons Robert (Peggy) Thomaselli of Weirton and Richard (Barbara) Thomaselli of Alma, WV; daughter in law Mary Beth Thomaselli of Weirton; brothers Art Thomaselli of Follansbee and Albert Thomaselli of Long Beach, CA; sisters Rose Petrella of Wintersville, OH and Norma Henson of Follansbee; 7 grandchildren, Anthony J. III (Jodi), Marco, Christopher, Josh (Kathryn), Heather (John) Jesse (Eden) and Cody Thomaselli (Nicole); four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Presley, Luke and Ryder Thomaselli. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Friday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Larry Dorsch officiating. Fourth Degree Assembly will stand Honor Guard. Entombment will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard The Thomaselli family would like to thank Weirton Geriatric Center for their phenomenal care. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062

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  1. Dear Bob, Peggy, Rich, Barb & MaryBeth, My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of a wonderful gentleman. May the many memories of your father remain in your hearts forever. He has now been reunited with your beloved mother, other family members, including Geno, and in the hands of our Holy Father.

  2. Dear Bob, Peggy, Rich and the Thomaselli Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  3. Bob,Rich and Family, I was sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May you always remember his love and kindness . An old friend, Dennis

  4. We met @Geriatric Ctr.,became friends & now share your grief.Delores Cooper-MOM-passed 3-14-13. In God’s hands they are resting.Finally,NO problems for them to solve.Thinking of your family, may God Bless. Veronica & family

  5. We are away from home and unable to share your loss. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  6. Bob, Peggy, Rich, Barb and family, I just saw the notice of your Dad’s passing while catching up on the Herald Star. Reading your Dad’s obituary reminded me how lucky and blessed we were to have remarkable fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, neighbors and friends from the “greatest generation”. You have my prayers and sympathy on your loss.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy.Sorry I can’t be there.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family. I lived on Wells Street while growing up and I know some of your family. God bless..

  9. My condolences to the family. I think of Anthony each time I turn the lamp of and one next to my bed. He made it for me back when I was at St Pauls around 1993.

  10. Dear THOMASELLI Family, So sorry to hear of your Dads passing, what great parents you had. I am sure the wonderful memories you all made will now be your friend as you travel the grief path of missing him. I am sorry I could not be at the funeral home to pay my respects, I broke my wrist am trying to recover. Just wanted you to know I DO SEND MY LOVE. Take care, Thinking Love, May God bless you all, an ole Washington St. neighbor, Darlene (Hanlin) McKinley

  11. Thomaselli Family, Our prayers & Thoughts are with your entire family. He was blessed with a very nice family. May God continue to keep you strong during this sad time

  12. I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I enjoyed your father’s conversatons we would have at the Geriatric Center. God bless you and your family.

  13. Robert, Richard, I hope this note finds you well. I was just told and am so sorry to hear Uncle Tony passed away. Although at 93 it may be a blessing and know how much you miss such a wonderful man and father. Some of my most fondest moments were visiting your mom and dad. I still have three of your dad’s lamps! When I was young I always thought your dad was the strongest man alive. My mom, Christine, is at Grace Cottage slowly slipping away since her stroke. We are wanting to build a video celebrating her life and very much want to include you three brothers and your mom and dad. Do either of you have any old pictures I can have? You can email them or send to 118 White Sands Drive, Lakeway, TX 78734. The celebration welcoming your father to Heaven must have been one big event with Tommy, your mom, my dad and so many others! SIncerely, Annette

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