Anthony M. Tancredi, 92, of Hornell, NY, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 20, 2019 at home.
Born and raised in Carbondale, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Maria Sansafarina Tancredo.
Tony was a proud veteran of the United States Army having served in the Pacific Theatre of operations during World War II. After the war, he gained employment with the railroad and resided in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, for 15 years. His work later transferred him to Hornell, New York where he eventually retired from Conrail as a track supervisor. Tony was a member of the VFW Post 2250, American Legion Post 440 and the Moose Lodge 210 all of Hornell. He also enjoyed dancing with his longtime companion, the late Lois Drum and his good friends and caregivers, Patricia and Jack Plank of Campbell, New York.
He is survived by a daughter: Patricia Marie Bunker and husband, John of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Ralph Tancredi, Frank Tancredo and Joseph Tancredo; four sisters: Maria Imbalzano, Carmella Fitch, Phyllis Pingarelli and Teresa Trunzo.
The funeral was held Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. from the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 89 Farview Street, Carbondale, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook Street, Carbondale, PA, celebrated by Rev. Seth Wasnak, assistant pastor. Interment with military honors, Calvary Cemetery, Mayfield, PA.
Pallbearers: Ralph Imbalzano, James Tancredo, Sr., James Tancredo, Jr. and Michael Rotolo.
Friends called Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4-6 p.m.