Anthony F. Ardito, 75, of Stroudsburg, died Wednesday at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue (Metzgar) Ardito, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage on Aug. 29, 2013.
Born on Aug. 19, 1938, in Dunmore, son of the late James and Alice (Tielli) Ardito, he lived in Monroe County for the past 50 years.
Anthony was a musician since he was eight years old. He played in the Dunmore High School band and at many clubs in Scranton and around the country, ending in Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, he returned to Pennsylvania and attended Lackawanna College, where he received his associate's degree in accounting. Anthony worked as an accountant for 40 years, was a founding partner in the accounting firm, Ardito & Co. LLP, and also continued playing trombone. He was president of the Shawnee Country Club and a member of Great Bear Golf Club and New Jersey Registered Municipal Accountants.
Anthony enjoyed music, playing jazz trombone, gourmet cooking and golfing.
He is also survived by two sons, Anthony Ardito and his wife, Carol, Ottsville; and Joseph Ardito and his wife, Stephanie, Macungie; four granddaughters, Anne Jeanette, Allison, Julia and Emma Ardito; and two brothers, George Ardito, Liberty, N.Y.; and Paul Ardito, Dunmore.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Edward Lyman as celebrant. Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg. Private cremation took place at the H.G. Smith Crematory in Stroudsburg. Arrangements are by William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg.
There will be a visitation on April 12 from 10 to 10:30 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to the
, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, www.heart.org
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