Anthony N. Deramo

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May 7, 2013

Anthony N. Deramo, 88, of 18 E. Savory St., Palo Alto, died Tuesday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.

Born in Palo Alto, May 1, 1925, he was a son of the late John and Bambaina Perseo Deramo.

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School.

Anthony N. Deramo served in the Army fighting in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

He retired as a pipefitter from Con-Rail Railroad, Enola.

He was a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, Mechanicsville Game & Fish, Citizens Fire Company, Palo Alto, American Sons of Italy, Palo Alto, and Retired Railroad Association, Pottsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Bensinger Deramo, on July 29, 2003; a stepson, Charles Briest; three brothers, Nicholas, Querino and John Deramo; and four sisters, Stella Traini Coccia, Marcy Deramo, Josephine DiRenzo and Frances Sylvester.

Surviving are a brother, Louis Deramo and his wife, Gloria, Pottsville; four stepdaughters, Jane Wolfe and her husband, Michael, Palo Alto, Christy McGowan, Port Carbon, Susan Bennett and her companion, Donald McGovern, Lake Wynonah, and Angie Briest, Williamsport; grandchildren, Michael and Kathryn Wolfe, William McGowan, Mary Kleckner, and Chad Briest; four great-grandchildren; special nieces and nephews, including Gloria Graberstein, Lillian Drayer, Louis and John Traini, Baldine Traini Rossy, Gina Hall, Krista Schaeffer, Valerie Sylvester, Gloria Noecker and Rick Deramo.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, 110 N. Second St., Saint Clair, with the Rev. Jason F. Stokes officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Stephen Roman Catholic Memorial Fund, 218 Valley St., Port Carbon, PA 17965. Interment with military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hillside, Pottsville. Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, Saint Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to

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Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home
110 N. 2nd St
St. Clair , PA 17970
Published in Republican & Herald on May 9, 2013
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