Obituary of Anthony Tramonte
Anthony "Tony" S. Tramonte passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in his home. He was born 5 September 1918, in Jamestown, the son of Salvatore and Pasqualina Ferarra Tramondo.
Tony attended Jamestown schools and served in Company C 1285, Engineer Battalion, of the U.S. Army, during World War II.
After brief employment with the Aluminum Company of America, Tony subsequently built a 50 year career in the furniture industry, retiring from Ethan Allen in 1985.
Tony was an avid bowler in his earlier years, loved his garden in the summer, cooking, sharing his recipes, and enjoyed refinishing and repairing furniture for friends and family as a hobby. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Italian American Brotherhood (IAB) Club.
Besides his parents, Tony was preceded in death by an infant son (1949), his first wife, Phyllis DePasquale (1968), his second wife, Helen Lerow (1977), two brothers, Frank Tramondo, Raymond Tramondo, and three sisters, Grace Lumia, Theresa Cavallaro, and Anne Miano.
Surviving Tony are his wife, Barbara Wagner, whom he married 18 July 1981, daughters Lenora (Dar) Mays of Falconer and Rosamond Olson of Cary, North Carolina, step daughter Tammy (Tim) McGonigle, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Mary Helen (Bert) Rappole, of Chautauqua, NY.
Tony is also survived by six grandchildren, David (Earline) Mays of Jamestown, Richard (April) Mays of Honeoye, Darcy (Steve) Cramer of Jamestown, Amy (James) Tripp of Wendell, North Carolina, Michelle (Richard) Menseck of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, and Kenneth Olson of Cary, North Carolina, two step grandchildren, Jordan and Elise McGonigle, nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the Falconer Funeral Home on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 11 AM to 2 PM. The funeral service will be at 2 PM, at the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy Phelps chaplain of Chautauqua County Hospice and Palliative Care will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club, Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, or the Kennedy Fire Department in Tony's name.
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