The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

April 6, 2013

Anthony C. Torchia Jr.

JOHNSTOWN — TORCHIA – Anthony C. Sr., “Picky,” 84, Johnstown, died April 4, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care.  Born Aug. 22, 1928,  in Johnstown, son of Ross and Mary (Rizzo) Torchia. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Dolores Jean (Wisniski) Torchia; and brother, Joseph. Survived by son, Anthony, and LaRai, and daughter, Sharon, married to Bill Burnette, Nebraska; grandchildren, Capt. William Anthony “Fred” Burnette, married to Amanda (Harlacker), and Joseph Brady “Gus” Burnette; and sister, Connie, married to Michael Starchok. Anthony retired from Bethlehem Steel as a rigger/safety officer.  He served in the Korean Conflict U.S. Army, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a longtime member of the  former St. Anthony Church, Maple Avenue and Holy Name Society.  He was  active in AAABA and the Old Timers Association  and a loyal fan of the Johnstown Chiefs hockey team. Tony resided the last five years at the Atrium Manor, which he considered home.  He always wore a smile and seemed to know everyone. He will be sadly missed. Friends received from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., where funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Father Matthew Misurda. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.com.

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