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Anthony C. Siciliano

Anthony C. "Tony" Siciliano, age 100, joined our Lord Savior and his beloved Olive peacefully on June 12, 2018. Tony spent his life with his family in Wesleyville and resided at Parkside in North East. He was born in Erie on February 11, 1918, son of the late Joseph and Emelia Siciliano who were Italian immigrants.

Tony was a 1935 graduate of East High School and then received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, making him the first in his family to graduate from college. He was a proud Mechanical Engineer who built locomotives at General Electric for 35 years, and received GE's Managerial Award before his retirement in 1983.

Tony was an active member of St. James R.C. Church. He was an avid woodworker who built handsome 6' grandfather clocks and mantle clocks until the day he died. He was part of the St. James woodworking club, and crafted many beautiful wood items to benefit the church and parish. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII. Tony worked on the Manhattan Project, and helped to construct the atom bomb in Oakridge, TN, where his wife also worked as a civilian. He designed and built his family home in Wesleyville in 1950.

Tony is survived by two daughters, Rose Mary Loesch (Robert) and Mary Anne Winkelman (Richard); daughter-in-law, Yvonne Siciliano; six grandchildren, Sheli Thoss (Brett), Meredith Wilkinson (Mark), Toni Daly (Thomas), Roberta Whitmeyer, Melissa Orton (Mark) and Lauren Winkelman (Shane Smith); nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Olive (McFail) Siciliano; one son, Richard Siciliano; one brother, Albert Siciliano; and two sisters, Elizabeth Taccone and Edythe McLaughlin.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Friday at 10:30 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James R.C. Church at 11 am. Military honors will follow at St. Gregory Cemetery conducted by the American Legion Carl Neff Post 571. Memorial contributions may be designated in Tony's memory to a charity of one's choice.

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