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Anthony Durso

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Anthony "Tony" Durso Sr., 87, of Ft. Thomas, KY., passed away on September 24, 2012 at Hospice of Blue Ash Cincinnati, OH. Born in Freeland, Pa. and previous longtime resident of Covington. Tony graduated from Freeland High School (Sen. Yr. Class President, and Temple Univ. and attended Wharton Bus. School of Univ. of Pa., Philadelphia. Completed Exec. Program at Brown Univ., Providence, RI. . Prior to graduating Temple, Tony reorganized and presided over the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Man of the Year of the Philadelphia Jaycees for co-chairing state convention. He was a Controller and Vice President of Eagle Savings, Ameritrust Bank, Senior Consultant Schonberg Assoc.Outplacement, and Kroger Co. Finance Depts, Tony had a passionate love and service for Family and Community. Past officer Christopher Gist society, past president and Covington Award recipient of Friends of Covington, past president and co-founder of Friends of Baker-Hunt, Parton Award - Covington, Treasurer and Executive Board Member of Historic Licking River Civic Assn., Northern Ky Heritage League Board Member, V.P., treasurer and trusteee of Kenton County Public Library, Director of Baker Hunt Foundation; Korean War Air Force Officer. He was preceded in death by Father John B. Durso, Mother Millie L. Durso, Brother Joseph "Butch" Durso, Sister Carmella Tarilla, and Sister Connie Yatsko. Anthony is survived by his ex-wife Patricia Flannery Durso of Southgate, KY, Daughter, Teresa "Trasy" Durso of Ft. Thomas, KY, Son, Anthony "Neil" (Dr. Basilia Zingarelli) Durso Jr. of Cincinnati, OH, Brother, Daniel Durso of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Brother, John M Durso of Basking Ridge, NJ, Sister, Rose Yori of Jersey City, NJ, Sister, Gertrude Opert of Freeland, PA, Granddaughter, Nicolee Durso and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service with reception immediately following will be held 11:00 am Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 16 E. 4th St. Covington, KY. 41011.Memorials are suggested to the Friends of Baker-Hunt Scholarship Fund, 620 Greenup St. Covington, Ky. 41011 or Trinity Episcopal Church of Covington, 16 E. 4th St. Covington, Ky. 41011. Online condolences can be given at www.dmefuneral.com.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 28, 2012
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