Anthony E. Arnone, 78, of Houston, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in his home, following an extended illness.He was born June 9, 1935, in Meyersdale, a son of the late Samuel F. and Carmella Ross Arnone.Mr. Arnone lived in Houston most of his life.He was Catholic.Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the large finish department at the former Cooper Power Systems.Mr. Arnone served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.He was a 48-year member of Houston Volunteer Fire Department, where he served many years as fire chief, a life member and past commander of American Legion Post 902 in Houston and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg. He served on the honor guard for many years.Mr. Arnone was a beloved school crossing guard with Chartiers-Houston School District for 25 years. He also played base drum in both the Chartiers Community Band and Uniontown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 47 Band.On July 24, 1970, he married Victoria A. Oliverio, who survives.Also surviving are three stepsons, Bryan L. (Nancy) Bushmire of Stewartstown, Mark J. (Joni) Bushmire of Houston and Jon T. (Hope) Bushmire of Hiram, Ga.; two sisters, Catherine Gennocro and Beatrice Roncace, both of Houston; seven grandchildren, Victoria (Justin) Deardorff, Brittany (Malcom) Smith and Zachary, Troy, Alyssa, Chelsea and Nichole Bushmire; and several nieces and nephews.Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a son, Anthony E. Arnone Jr., who passed away at birth, and two brothers, Philip G. Arnone, who passed away May 23, 2002, and Joseph S. Arnone, who passed away March 14, 2012.Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, with the Rev. Ernest Ross officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 Honor Guard.To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandrafuneral.com.
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Published in Observer-Reporter on May 22, 2014
Salandra Funeral Service Inc
304 West Pike St Canonsburg, PA 15317