Anthony Joseph Thomaselli

THOMASELLI, Anthony Joseph, 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; seven grandchildren, Anthony J. III (Jodi), Marco, Christopher, Josh (Kathryn), Heather (John) Jesse (Eden) and Cody Thomaselli; four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Presley, Luke and Ryder Thomaselli.

Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. 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.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, 140 Walnut Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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