Anthony Joseph Alessandro

Born: Wed., Apr. 5, 1922
Died: Sun., May 23, 2021


Visitation

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., May 28, 2021
Location: Geisel Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., May 29, 2021
Location: Our Mother of Sorrows


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Alessandro, Anthony Joseph "Tony", 99 of Westmont passed May 23, 2021. Born April 5, 1922 in Johnstown son of Giuseppe and Giovanna (Gigliotti) Alessandro. Preceded in death by parents, wife of 58 years Yolanda (Sartiano) Alessandro who died in 2004. Daughters, Victoria Ann Toth, 1980, Jean T. Roth, 2004 and Carmella Conway, 2020. Sisters, Serafina Alessandro, Rita Polca, and brother John Alessandro. Survived by loving daughter Josie wife of Brad McVicker. Grandchildren Stacie J. Griffiths significant other Damian Chiodo and Matthew R. (Deanna) McVicker. Great- grandchildren Victoria J. and Christopher L. Griffiths and Maddox D. McVicker. Sisters Mary (William) Ramirez and Viola Najjar. Sons- in-law, Richard Roth and Gregory Conway. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews on both the Alessandro and Sartiano side. Tony was a 1941 graduate of Johnstown High School and he served his country as a Sergeant in the European Theater with the 65th Division during World War II. He worked as a bricklayer for 43 years with Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was a member of Local 9-PA Bricklayers and for years he served as treasurer for Lower Cambria Local 2644. He was a member of VFW Post 155, Knights of Columbus 4604, Sir Knight 4th Degree. Member of All Saints Assembly 0954 and a member of their Color Guard. Past President of Joseph Johns Lodge 214 Italian Sons and Daughters of America. A member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister, usher, member of the funeral choir, and attended Mass daily. He faithfully attended First Friday services with the Nocturnal Adoration group. Friends will be received 3-6pm Friday at Geisel Funeral Home - Johnstown. Mass of Christian Burial 10am Saturday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Fr. Mark Begley celebrant. Interment St. Anthony Cemetery.

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Andrea Paratore-Stabler
   Posted Wed May 26, 2021
Dear Josie
I want to express my deepest sympathy to you. I have such fond memories of your dad. He and my dad were ushers together at OMOS for many years.
What a wonderful long life he lived.
May your cherished memories give you comfort and keep his memory in your heart.
God Bless you
Andrea

JAMES A NAJJAR
   Posted Thu May 27, 2021
May the memories you shared with Tony provide you with comfort during this time. It was always very special to share time with him at Vi and George's and family gatherings. Memory Eternal.

Jane Oleksak
   Posted Thu May 27, 2021
Tony was one of the nicest people I ever met, and a wonderful neighbor. He was sweetness and light. My sympathy to the McVickers and to the rest of his family. He will be missed.

Joann and Dave Mathews
   Posted Thu May 27, 2021
Josie,
We are very sorry for your loss. Uncle Tony was very nice and patient. He is another angel in heaven watching over you and your family. God bless you and your family.
Love,
Joann

JOANN MATHEWS
   Posted Thu May 27, 2021

Butterfly Comfort Card was sent by Joann and Dave Mathews.


Wayne & Patti Brennan
   Posted Fri May 28, 2021
Josie,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Praying for Peace & comfort for you & your family.
Blessings,
Wayne & Patti

Christine Larsen
   Posted Tue July 06, 2021
It is with great sadness that I heard about the death of your beloved father Josie and my uncle. Tony was named after his grandfather in Italy(Antonio) and that is our son's middle name. I remember your dad with great affection: kind, soft spoken and patient. He and I are the only ones in the family that visited the village in southern Italy(Molochio)where our grandfather(his father Giuseppe) is from. I enjoyed talking to him about his visit and my visit. Condolences and God's Blessings to you and your family. Love, Christine( Najjar) Larsen

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