Anthony L. De Santo
- October 12, 1923 - September 16, 2012
- Summit, New York
of Anthony's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
Schoharie County ARC Foundation
PO Box 307
Schoharie, NY 12157
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“Tony was a stern man with a great heart. He gave me some advice that I made sure that I did, and that was to get my mom to stop smoking. For the time...Read More »
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“I've known Tony for about 64 years. During that time, I was impressed with his dedication to home and family. He was industrious, doing work around...Read More »
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“I am very sad to learn of Tony's passing. May he rest in peace.
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“Our sincerest condolences on Tony's passing. He is at peace and in the bosom of Jesus.
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Summit- Anthony L. De Santo, 88, of Wharton Hollow Road, died Sunday, September 16, 2012 after a long illness at his residence with his family by his side.
He was born October 12, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY and was the son of Frank and Lena (Falzitta) De Santo.
Anthony was a United States Army veteran having served his country from 1943 until his Honorable Discharge in 1945. He was stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea, obtained the rank of Corporal, and was awarded 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, AP Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
He was a long time member of St. Anna's Catholic Church in Summit and lifetime member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He enjoyed auto mechanics, was a skilled craftsman, and was always working on some project. He and his family moved to Summit from Farmingdale, Long Island in 1986 after retiring from Republic Fairchild Aviation as an Aerospace Machinist.
Anthony was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara and a sister, Rose De Santo Miranda
He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Husar) De Santo of Summit, whom he married on November 5, 1949; three daughters: Susan De Santo of Summit, Rosanna (Al) Utter of Louisville, KY, and Patricia (Frank) Cioce of Bethlehem, NY; four sons: Frank (Linda) De Santo of Louisville, KY, Anthony (Paula) De Santo of Mexico, NY, John De Santo of Queensbury, NY, and Lawrence (Maureen) De Santo of Schenectady, NY, his Grandchildren, Michael, Stephen, Elizabeth, Cori, Cali, Caitlyn, Paulina, Joey and Luke.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 138 Washington Ave., Cobleskill, NY with Rev. Edward Golding as celebrant. A period of visitation will be held from 12 until 1 pm prior to the Mass at the church. Burial with military honors will follow in Summit Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Schoharie County ARC Foundation, PO Box 307, Schoharie, NY 12157.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.