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March 24, 1924 - Aug. 27, 2013
Anthony "Tony" Puleo passed on Aug. 27 after a brief illness at the age of 89.
Tony was born in 1924 to Teresa and Domenic Puleio in Seminara-Reggio Calabria Italy. He came to America with his family in June of 1933 where the spelling of his last name was changed at Ellis Island.
He was married for 63 years to Dolores "Dodie" who preceded him in death in 2012.
Known around town as "Tony the Tailor" he owned and operated a custom tailor and men's clothing store for over 50 years. Many of Vallejo's finest dressed gentlemen owned custom suits hand-made by this master tailor.
Tony has been active with many organizations including the
, Sons of Italy, Lions Club and the 20-30 Club. He was a member of the Vallejo Bocce League, playing on a team with his sons for many years. He served as a past board member with GVRD and the Blue Rock Springs Golf Club. He enjoyed being part of the Scotty's Corner Crew at Scotty's Restaurant.
Tony and Dodie loved to travel but had some of their best times with family and friends at Pine Grove on Cobb Mountain.
He is survived by his four sons, Mark, Sandy (Rhonda), Steve (Louise) and John; grandchildren include Brad, Sara, Jennifer, Lily, Ben, Alex, Ricky, Diana, Mikk and Eric. He also had four great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be held at Twin Chapels Mortuary on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Basil's Church on Friday, Sept. 6 at 12 Noon.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lion's Eye Foundation or to a
Please visit the online tribute at
Arrangements entrusted to the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Sept. 1, 2013
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"Dear Mark, Sandy, Steve, and John, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing! He leaves an..."
- Tiffany Manges Herrmann
"SAD DAY TO SEE MY OLD TIME GOLF BUDDY AND ELK BROTHER AND NICE SUIT PROVIDER NAME IN THE VALLEJO..."
- GEORGE BUIS
"guy's, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was the best! Dan Steeves"
"Dear Puleo Family, Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Please keep all the wonderful..."
"Sorry for your family's loss. I remember the fun times at Pine Grove. God bless you all."
- Lori Miller
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