Anthony L. Tortella

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Anthony L. Tortella

Age 77, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Born in Wilmington, Anthony was the son of the late Carmin Tortella and Ann (Rainone) Tortella Alleva. He was a 1954 graduate of Wilmington High School. He worked as an optician for McIlhenny & Kirk, Pearl Vision Center, and retired from Eyeworks Vision Center. He enjoyed spending the holidays with his family, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Alexander Tortella and William Alleva. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Ann Tortella of Newark, DE; three sisters, Mary Noel of Richmond, VA, Frances Clark of Newark, DE and Karen Alleva of Wilmington, DE; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat "Kitty."

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26th at 11 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 AM. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19805 or at

(302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2013