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Anthony J. Formichella


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Anthony J. Formichella Obituary
Formichella, Anthony J.
Born October 1, 1921 in West Virginia, passed away October 12, 2016. Tony was the oldest of 5 children born to Joseph and Vienna Formichella. A WWII Veteran, he joined the U.S. Air Force just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. After the war Tony married Marlys J. Boone and settled in Arizona. He worked for Garrett Airesearch in Phoenix for 26 years until his retirement in 1978. Tony's love of baseball led him to coach Tavan Elementary Little League for many years and he served as President of the Arizona Umpire's Association. He was also an avid outdoorsman. He hiked the Grand Canyon with his son Bob, and loved to hunt and camp all over the state. Tony is survived by his son, Robert (Little Bob) his 3 grandchildren, Colin, Cameron and Cailley Formichella, also his brother Frank Formichella of Scottsdale and many nieces and nephews. He was a great father and grandfather, brother, neighbor and friend to many. He will be greatly missed in our community. Services have been held.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 27, 2016
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