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Dr. Anthony La Forgia

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Dr. Anthony La Forgia

Tinton Falls - Anthony La Forgia, born in New York City 100 years ago, passed away peacefully at home in Tinton Falls on June 12th. As a child, he received an award as one of New York City's brightest children. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. La Forgia set up his practice in Nutley in 1948, and had a long career as a prominent dentist, dental researcher, and recognized leader in a number of professional dental organizations. Among his many prestigious awards, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Anthony was a kind and generous man who was well loved by so many. He enjoyed playing tennis until his 90's, loved watching University of Michigan Wolverine football games, and playing bridge. He spent over 43 wonderful years with his loving wife, Christine. His 5 sons remember him as a man who showed by example how to live as honorable, caring, and kind men.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Esther, in 1973. He is survived by his wife, Christine; his sister Grace; his sons, Barry, Brian, Jerry, Nick, and Robert; and his grandchildren, Robert, Marina, Ambar, Anthony, Chiara, and Tessa.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm at the Bongarzone Funeral Home, 2400 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls, NJ. A funeral mass will be offered 10am Saturday June 16 at the church of St. Anselm,1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls. Entombment will follow at St. Anne's Cemetery, Wall NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the . For online condolences, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 14, 2018
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