Anthony R. "Tony" Mucci, 83, of Erie, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at UPMC Hamot, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
He was born August 13, 1930 in Conneaut, Ohio, a son of the late John Mucci and Angeline Pizzi Mucci DiPlacido. He lived in Erie most of his life.
Tony proudly served two years in the United States Army 25th Infantry Division, 27th Regiment Wolfhounds, and four years with the United States Navy
on the USS Myles C. Fox DDR-829.
He was employed by Kaiser Aluminum and served as Constable of the 6th Ward for several years followed by a long career as an Erie County Deputy Sheriff.
Tony was a longtime member of the Nuova Aurora Club and the VFW
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Carl, Al, and Don Mucci and a sister, Mary Maki, all of Conneaut, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Antoinette S. Berarducci Mucci of Erie; one daughter, Angela M. Kownacki and husband, Tom; two sons, Frank A. Mucci and wife, Sharon and Anthony J. Mucci, all of Erie. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph and Maria Mucci, and Lauren and Elisa Kownacki and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart RC Church, 816 West 26th Street, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Orlando Funeral Home
2124 Raspberry Street Erie, PA 16502
Published in the Erie Times-News from June 2 to June 3, 2014