F.A. "Tony" Iachetta F.A. "Tony" Iachetta died on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was born on January 25, 1928, the third son of Italian immigrant parents, Andrew and Ermalinda Iachetta. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 61 years, Laura Lynette; his daughter, Sheri Lynn Owen and her husband, Pat, of Charlottesville; his son, Patrick Evan Iachetta of Rancho Mirage, California; step grandsons, Adam and Reid Owen; and grandson, William Anthony Owen. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, he served briefly in the United States Navy during World War II before entering the University of Virginia, where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He then served in the United States Army during the Korean War before returning to the University of Virginia in September of 1952, earning his Master's Degree in June of 1954. Tony was appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Virginia in September of 1954, and subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University in 1967. He retired Professor Emeritus in May of 1994. Tony was an active participant in the life of this community. He was appointed to the MACAA Board of Directors in 1969, serving four years and as President in the fourth year. He was elected to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors in 1975, and served two terms. He served as the Albemarle County representative on the CATS road study policy committee and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission from 1976 until 1981. He served as Chairman of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors from 1990 until 1996 and was the first Chairman of the Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors during that same period. He was a member of the Albemarle Highway Safety Commission from 1976 until 1981. He also served on the Seminole Trail Fire Department Board of Directors from 1982 until 1988 and again from 1994 until 1996. During his retirement years, he enjoyed working on "The Friday Crew" for Habitat for Humanity helping to construct many houses. Tony was a charter member of Broadus Memorial Baptist Church where he served on many committees and chaired the Property Acquisition Committee and the Planning and Building Committees. The family will receive visitors 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, 1525 Stony Point Road, Charlottesville. Funeral services will be conducted the following day, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity, or the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, all of which were close to Tony's heart. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.