Antonio Giovanni Dalola Tony, 75 of Cortland, New York went to be with his angels on September 15, 2010 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Tony was born in Cortland on January 31, 1935, son of the late John Robert and Amelia (Doloisio) Dalola. He was predeceased by his brothers John R. Dalola and Albert J. Dalola. He was a communicant of St. Marys Church, Cortland.
Tony was a life-long resident of Cortland, graduating from Cortland high school in 1953. He served in both the US Navy as well as the US Air Force as a teletype operator during the Korean War. Tony worked locally, including Pall Trinity Micro until his retirement. Thereafter he spent his time as an aspiring decorator, taking pleasure painting and wall-papering for friends and family alike. He was an avid gardener. He enjoyed people, dancing and appreciated a good joke. He was a quiet, gentle and unassuming man with a big smile and a warm heart. Never one to sit idle, Tony enjoyed his frequent trips to Walmart and to Hafners and flea market in Syracuse. He also enjoyed spending time with his coffee club friends at the local diners.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Felecia M. (Yacono); three children: Derek A. of Cortland, John R. (Jenni) of Port Orange, FL, and Bethany C. Stiles (John) of Cortland; grandsons, Ethan H. Stiles of Cortland and soon to be born Antonio Giovanni II, of Port Orange, Fl.; sisters: Beverly Armstrong and Gloria Norwood (Butch) both of Cortland; sister-in-law and caregiver, Sandra L. Bordwell of Cortland; sister-in-law Rosemary Dalola of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Friends may call 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Felecia My deepest sympathies on Tony's passing. Sincerely, Helen Cincotta Mathews
Dear Felicia, I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You probably don't remember me, but I worked with Tony at the old Barker's department store in the 70's. I remember Tony as one of the sweetest, funniest men I've ever know and enjoyed every moment of his company. Again, please accept my deepest condolensces. Phil
We are so sorry for your loss and hope you find the stength to get thru this time. We are also sorry we were unable to attend anything that was scheduled but we wanted you to know that we are thinking of you all. Take care and remember time heals. Our Condolences, Mike, Denise, Adrian, Bethany, & Maggie Hall
Felisha and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Tony was a wonderful person and I am so glad I had the oppertunity to know him, he will be greatly missed. love Micki
Dear Felecia and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tony. He always made you feel that he was so happy to see you. He was always smiling. We have many wonderful memories. Our symathy to all the families. Terry and Ray
Felicia, Derek, John and Beth, What a huge lose, hang on to the wonderful memories. I'll miss him at Aldi's!! Kathy and Gene Barnes
We were so very sorry to read of Tony's passing. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Fondly, Virginia, Arnie, Suzanne and Patti Levine
Felecia, I am so sorry for the sadness you are feeling. You are in my prayers. Janice Currie
Gloria - We were so sorry to read about Tony. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Do you wonder if "the boys" have gotten into mischief yet?! Love, Debbie and Bill
Dear Filicia & family, Please accept our condolences for your loss.I was shocked to read his name on the internet obits. Sorry we could not be there as we are still in Italy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the wonderful times you shared togather be a measure of comfort to you. I have many fond memories of Tony especially his beautiful smile. God Bless You All.Gene and Jo Mironti
Felicia and family, Just found this while giving condolences to Bob Phelps family. You may not remember but your pre marriage plans were revealed in Dr Howard Kelley's office way back when. I was waiting to see Dr Kelley when you and Tony showed up. Tony, Bev, Dub, Gloria and John Jr. and John Sr. and Amelia were all part of the Clinton Ave gang. Tony and brother Dick were "the best" dancers in Cortland. Wanted to see you in Florida, missed you in Cortland when I saw Bev at the bakery and no one was home at your house. Anyway, I would love to meet your son who lives 10 miles south of us. Perhaps some day! Meanwhile Shirley and I share your loss. Some day we'll all meet again in the next life and "have one helluva party." John and Shirley Adams Ormond Beach FL
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