Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tony DeCenzo

The obit of Tony DeCenzo appeared in the Indiana (Pennsylvania) Evening Gazette on December 21, 1974
Tony DeCenzo, 82, of Creekside, died Thursday, December 19, 1974 at the Indiana Hospital, following an extended illness.  The son of Loreto and Frances Centofani DeCenzo, he was born September 7,1892 in Pettorano, Province of Aquila, Italy.  A resident of Creekside for the past 61 years, Mr. DeCenzo was a member of the Church of the Assumption of Ernest.  He retired in 1960 as a section foreman for the B. and 0. Railroad, completing some 46 years of service, and had also worked for the former B. R. and P. Railroad.  Surviving him are these children: Joseph L. DeCenzo, Clinton, Maryland; Mrs. James (Sarah) Mandolene, Indiana RD 2; Mrs. Yolanda Price, Lackawanna, New York; Dominick DeCenzo, Hollywood, California, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Moretti, Creekside; three brothers and four sisters, all living in Italy; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Serrian DeCenzo on September 23, 1962.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening and 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday at the Frank T. Mihalcik Funeral Home, Indiana, where a wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday evening.  A Mass of Christain Burial will be offered for him at 10:00 a.m. Monday December 23 in the Church of the Assumption at Ernest, with the Rev. Fr. Nicholas M. Trongo as celebrant and interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Indiana. 


  1. Tony DeCenzo is my Grandfather and Dominick DeCenzo is my Father. I LOVE the fact that you posted this and I will definitely share this info. with my family. I remember it like it was yesterday when my grandfather was ill and when he passed away. My father told me a lot of stories of his dad, as I never met him, nice to see the obit. Thank you SO much!!!
    Vincent DeCenzo--Lancaster, CA. Formerly of Santa Clarita, Glendale, Burbank, and Hollywood, California.

  2. I am married to Michael DeCenzo, who is also a grandson of Tony DeCenzo. Michael is one of three boys and his brothers are David DeCenzo and John DeCenzo. We live in Virginia, David and his family live in Myrtle Beach, SC, and John lives in Maryland. Joseph DeCenzo, their father (son of Tony)is still living in Clinton, MD and is 92 as of this writing. It is always special to see memorable items on the DeCenzo's and see how far the family extends! Ciao! Catherine DeCenzo