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Oliverio, Anthony "Tony"
Anthony "Tony" Oliverio passed away in his home on Friday, February 5, 2016. He would have been 100 years old on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. His wife, Lena Oliverio, passed away on January 4, 2009. They had been married for 69 years. He is survived by his children; Ken, Louise, Steve, Dave, & Joe Oliverio as well as 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Tony was truly a self-made man starting with nothing when he married the love of his life, Lena Ambrosio, in 1939 in San Francisco, California. Together, they would go on to start a second hand business, a sewing machine business and finally the business that became a central focus of their lives, the apartment business. In 1961, Tony and Lena moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years they built, bought and operated a number of apartments complexes. Tony rented and maintained the apartments while Lena handled the business side. Many of the boys in the family worked periodically in the family business including Joe, who has worked in the business for over 30 years. After Lena passed away in 2009, Tony finally retired at the age of 93. He enjoyed walking to Christown Mall every day to hang out with his friends including his best friend, Alan Feierstein. Tony lived a healthy and independent life in his own home until four months before his passing, when his health finally began to decline. He truly lived a long and healthy life and will now be reunited with his loving wife, Lena. The viewing is from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2016 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix. The Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 13, 2016, also at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 10, 2016
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