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Tony DiMidio Former NFL player, Teacher and Coach August 20, 1942 - April 26, 2014 Tony DiMidio, a former football standout at West Chester University, died at his home on April 26, 2014. Survivors: His loving wife, Susan, and his three beloved children: Sherry Kasabo (Bob), Dean DiMidio, and Dawn DiMidio. He is also survived by his dear grandchildren: Kyle, Zack, Conor, Jack, Mariel, and Nick. Tony was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and West Chester University where he earned a BS and later an M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education. Tony's large size and athletic ability in football earned him the nickname "Biggie" with his college friends and teammates. These physical attributes and quick mental acuity on the field made him an asset for the WCU Golden Rams for his entire college career. The NFL New York Giants and the AFL Kansas City Chiefs drafted Tony in 1964. He chose the New York Giants; however, an injury in a pre-season game resulted in surgery and intense rehab for a year. He left the New York Giants and went on to play successfully with the Kansas City Chiefs as an Offensive Tackle and Center. Tony played in the first Super Bowl with the Chiefs against the Green Bay Packers. After football, Tony was a Health and Physical Education teacher in the Philadelphia School District for 30 years where he earned the classification of Master Teacher. He was also the Head Football Coach for teams in both the Public and Catholic leagues in the city. He was a mentor to his players and enjoyed developing the potential, talent and confidence of these young men. He finished his coaching career as an assistant to Coach Gamp Pelligrini at Malvern Prep. Tony and his wife loved traveling to Maine, Florida and the Jersey shore. Tony will be remembered for his big heart, his love of family, and his great sense of humor. Funeral and interment: Private.
Published in The Daily Times on May 8, 2014
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