Anthony W. "Sconce" Celenzi of Farrell passed away at 11:04 a.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, due to a fall four days prior. He was 91.
Mr. Celenzi was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Wampum, Pa., a son of Peter and Rose (Tamber) Celenzi. He moved to Farrell as a child and attended Farrell High School.
He married the former Sarah "Sally" L. Capson on July 22, 1950, in the former St. Anthony Church, Farrell. She passed away May 7, 2011.
Sconce retired as a pipefitter in 1986 from Sharon Steel's former Farrell plant, where he was employed for 36 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Sconce was an avid bocce player and participated in league play at the Italian Home, the New Deal Club and the VFW, all Farrell; and the Sons of Italy in Sharon. He held memberships to all of these organizations and was a past president of The New Deal Club. He was also a member of the Slovak Home in Farrell.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane Verroco and her husband Michael; and Elaine Purich and her husband Raymond; and a son, Anthony P. "Ace" Celenzi and his fiance Constance "Connie" Kelecseny, all of Farrell. He also leaves a sister, Elizabeth "Liz" D'Alesio, of Hermitage; a brother, Louis Celenzi and his wife Janie, also Hermitage; seven grandchildren, Cassandra "Casey" Verroco and Michael Verroco, both whom he helped raise; and Danielle (Anton) Chavers; Melissa Purich; Anthony W. "Bubba" Celenzi II; Lisa (Geno) Rossi; and Alex (Jess) Kelecseny; three great-grandchildren, Victoria Murcko, Ayden Chavers and Geno Rossi; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his wife, Sconce was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jessie Schuville and Ann Raketich; and a brother, Nick Celenzi.
Anthony W. "Sconce," 91, Farrell.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (11-24-17) in the J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon..
Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Saturday (11-25-17) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan as celebrant.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on November 21, 2017