Anthony R. DeMartinis


Anthony "Tony" R. DeMartinis, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully at 6:16 p.m.. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends in Clepper Manor, Sharon. He was 80.
Tony was born in Sharon on June 21, 1938, a son of the late Angelo and Ann (Gizzi) DeMartinis. He was raised in Farrell and attended the former St. Ann's Parochial Grade School.
He was a 1956 graduate of Farrell High School, attended Gannon University in Erie and served in the Army as an MP while stationed at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Tony retired as a correctional officer from the State Correctional Institution in Albion, where he was employed for more than 13 years and served as president of the prison union. He previously worked as a sales representative in the automotive and insurance industries and at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
A devout Catholic, Tony was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Farrell, where he was a member and past president of its Holy Name Society. In recognition of his service to the church, the Holy Name Society honored him with the "Man of the Year" award. Tony was a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Valley Council 4003, Hermitage, and was a member of the 4th Degree, Sharon Assembly, where he was the Faithful Navigator.
Active in the community, Tony served on the Farrell City Council and on the Farrell Area School District's board of directors. He was also a past president of the Young Democrats of Mercer County.
Tony enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and music, particularly big band and opera.
He is survived by his brother, Michael J. DeMartinis and his wife Georganne of Hermitage; two loving nephews, the Rev. Michael G. DeMartinis, of Erie and Brian J. DeMartinis and his wife Audrey of Florida; and several extended family members.
Besides his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Nicholas Regis DeMartinis.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA 16121.

Anthony "Tony" R., 80, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday (3-18-19) in OUR LADY of FATIMA CHURCH, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneral
Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday (3-18-19) in the church, with the Rev. Michael G. DeMartinis, nephew, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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