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Monday, September 28, 2015

Anthony "Tony" Di Nicolantonio, of Lockport, passed away on September 22, 2015 at Niagara Hospice.

Born in Lockport, NY on January 15, 1923, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Angelucci) Di Nicolantonio. A 1941 graduate of Lockport High School, Anthony began his career at the former Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors in 1942. He enlisted in the Army/Air Force in 1943 and served until 1946 when he was honorably discharged. On May 17, 1947 he married the love of his live, Marion E. Brown at St. Anthony's Church in Lockport. Anthony resumed his career at HRD and held several management positions until his retirement in 1980. He and Marion enjoyed winters in Naples, Florida for 25 years. They were married for more than 67 years when Marion passed away on February 4, 2015.

Earlier in his life, Anthony was a manager for the 8th Ward Simon Steelworkers baseball team and the Westside Athletic Club football team. He played softball in the Lock City League for several years, held the City Bowling Championship title and enjoyed playing golf. He was a lifelong fan of the NY Yankees, the Buffalo Bills and Notre Dame football. Anthony was a Life Member of the Lockport Elks Lodge #41. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church for more than 50 years before joining St. John the Baptist.

Anthony is survived by his three children; Dianne (John) Cross, Sandra (Thomas) Scrace and John A. (Nancy) Di Nicolantonio, all of Lockport; seven grandchildren; Lisa (Matthew) Mattucci, Lindsay (Shane ) Myers, Thomas (Sarah) Scrace, Jr., Anthony Scrace, Kristin, Kimberly and Kelly Di Nicolantonio; and four great grandchildren, Logan, Mela, Tyler and Emelia. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Angelo, of Lockport, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Carl
Di Nicolantonio.

Friends may call on Monday from 3-7 p.m. At PROVENZANO MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Niagara at Transit Sts. (same location as Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home). A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 168 Chestnut St. on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. (Please assemble at church). Interment Cold Spring Cemetery. Donations in Tony's name to Niagara Hospice or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.


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