Dr. Anthony J. SCALIA Jr.

News Death Notice

SCALIA, Jr. Dr. Anthony J. 74, retired general practitioner and alumnus of the University of Dayton, died on April 16, 2014 in New York after battling complications resulting from multiple strokes over the last five years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from the Augustinian Academy, on Staten Island. He then did a brief stint as a merchant mariner, journeying to Africa as a seaman. A talented athlete, Dr. Scalia was awarded a full sports scholarship to the University of Dayton, where he captained the tennis and soccer teams. As team manager, Dr. Scalia was proud to have been part of the U.D. Flyers basketball team that won the 1962 NIT championship. He earned his bachelor's degree in pre-med studies from U.D. and received his master's degree in education from Wagner College. He taught for a time at St. Peter's Boys High School on Staten Island before taking his young family abroad while he studied medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy. While there, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He returned to Dayton for treatment, which was successful, and received his medical degree in Bologna in 1969. Dr. Scalia practiced general medicine for nearly three decades, in Ohio, West Virginia, Arizona, and New York. He enjoyed spending time out west, and owned a home in Wyoming. He loved boxer dogs, and had many throughout his life. He was fond of cigars. And he had a soft spot for Checker cars, owning several. Dr. Scalia was preceded in death by his son, James, in 2006. Surviving are his wife of five years, the former Roberta Calcutta; Barbara Schumacher, the mother of his children; daughter, Helen Scalia and husband William Bruce; daughter Louise Scalia and husband Shawn Shiff; his son, Anthony J. III and wife Kymberley; his brothers, John Vincent Sr. and James E.; his sister, Rosemary Bullen; and three grandchildren, Bhavana and Charles Scalia-Bruce, and Nicholas Scalia. Dr. Scalia was buried on April 23, 2014 at Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, NY.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 27, 2014