Antonio "Tony" J. Salamone, Sr., 92, of Cannelton, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
Tony was born September 1, 1917 in Eastport, Long Island, New York, son of the late Isadore Salamone and Antonia (Salomone) Salamone. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Mike and a sister, Rose Privett.
Tony was married in July, 1939 to the former Alice Lescenski who survives. He was a life long farmer, and retired in 1982 as a welder at Lyon-Shaw Wrought Iron Company. He was a United States Army veteran, and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. Tony enjoyed inventing, woodworking and cabinet making.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Alice,
Two sons, Tony Salamone, Jr. of Bristow, Indiana
Thomas Salamone of Orem, Utah
Two sisters, Lucy Sachak, Eastport, Long Island, New York
Mary Austin, Salisbury, North Carolina
Six grandchildren,Christopher Mueller, Melanie Jane Salamone, Antonia Alicia Webster, Stephen Anthony and Richard and Brian Salamone
There are ten great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton, Indiana with Rev. Barnabas Gillespie O.S.B. officiating. Burial will be in New Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton where the V.F.W. Post 2939 will conduct military graveside rites. Huber Funeral Home in Cannelton is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Michael Restoration Fund.