Anthony J. Steele
Anthony "Tony" J. Steele, 69, formerly of Farrell and New Wilmington, passed away at Thursday evening (Oct. 3, 2019) in Clepper Manor CCRC, Sharon.
Mr. Steele was born Aug. 2, 1950, in Grove City, a son of Frank and Olinda "Ollie" (Gianni) Steele.
He was a 1969 graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University.
Tony worked as a manager alongside his family for 30 years at the former Castle Beer Distributing and belonged to the South Side Business Association, both in New Castle.
Tony was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
To say Tony loved the outdoors was an understatement; he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was very active in the Ducks Unlimited chapter of Mercer County. He was also a member of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Hidden Valley Sportsmen's Club, Shenango Township, Castlewood Rod and Gun Club, New Castle, and Jackson Center Field and Stream.
Tony also liked to spend time with his friends, especially the Swift Group of Lawrence County.
He is survived by: two daughters, Natalie Ann Wheeler and her husband Nathan and their children, Trinity, Adrianna, Jeremy and Zachery, of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Nicole Frances Steele, of Pittsburgh; a sister, Gina Marie (Steele) Alberico and her husband Joe, of Seffner, Fla.; and a niece, Joy Urda and her husband Stephen and their children, Ava and Matthew, of Hermitage.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Parkinson's Foundation at

Anthony "Tony" J., 69, formerly of Farrell and New Wilmington.
Calling hours: 2 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday (10-6-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Funeral service: 4 p.m. Sunday (10-6-19), in the funeral home, with Rev. Richard Nero officiating.
Interment: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on October 4, 2019


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5 posts

Gail Sarcinella Zagoren
Oct 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Steele family. Being at the beginning and end of DeBrakeleer Avenue, our families anchored the street! Our parents knew each other for many years and I grew up with Tony and Gina. May Tony rest in peace
Jessica Wilson
Oct 07, 2019
When i remember Anthony I remember he and uncle Frank always together and usually dressed for hunting. He was sweet, kind, gentle and had the most beautiful eyes and smile. It was obvious that he and uncle Frank were best friends so i will think of him in heaven, the two of them dressed for hunting and my father "uncle Austin" with them as they sit at the table drinking coffee and discussing their latest hunt. Dear God, i miss them all so much. They were the best of the best.
linda kaiser/mills
Oct 05, 2019
i remember you family from long ago.......RIP
The Chiavazza family
Oct 05, 2019
We wanted to express the love we have always felt Tony. He is well remembered for the sweet, funny man that was a joy to be around. There wasn’t a safe animal in the woods when he and Bobby and Charlie were on the hunt! Our condolences to the Steele family for your loss.
Laura Phillips
Oct 05, 2019
Many prayers to the Steele family. I am the activities aide at Cleppers where Tony and I shared many laughs. Tony and I sat for many hours on Sunday afternoons watching sports on TV. He was always cheerful and made so many people laugh. He will be missed by many, especially me. Thoughts and prayers during this time for you all.