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Birthday Announcement

Cent'anni
Anthony DiGiovanni
Happy 100th Birthday
Dad, Tony, Digi, Pop, Big Pop Pop, Mr. D

Born on May 10, 1919 to Sicilian immigrant parents, Charles and Josephine (ne Giacobbe) Anthony has always been proud of his Italian heritage and the importance of family. He and his older sister, Rosalie and younger sister, Marie were raised in South Philly, sometimes sharing a home with their aunt, uncle and 3 cousins.
He graduated at the age of 16 from South Philadelphia High School for Boys; then earned a Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University. To help finance his college education, he worked as a barber, using the skills his father taught him to obtain his barber's license. After graduating from St. Joe's and passing his CPA exam on the first attempt, Digi, as his work friends call him, secured a position with Ernst & Ernst accounting firm. Following that, he became Controller and subsequently President of Barnes & Tucker Co., which was then purchased by Alco Standard Corp. where Digi became President of its Resources Group. While achieving a successful career, Digi retained family as the centerpoint of his life. In 1946, he married the late Rose Persichetti; they had 3 daughters and one son. In addition to being an amazing Dad, Pop is a beloved Father-in-Law and Grandfather, as well as 'Big Pop Pop" to 7 great grand children.
He enjoys reading the daily Inquirer, playing cards, eating his favorite food (lobster) and watching (often on his IPhone) the Eagles and Penn State football and Phillies games. He successfully continues to manage finances for family and a few friends and to be incredibly generous to them as well.

Congratulations, Dad, on reaching this amazing milestone, and thank you for all you've done and continue to do for us.
We love you!

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and/or Philadelphia Daily News on May 31, 2019

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