Anthony Carobine (1935 - 2018)

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Anthony Carobine (Antonio Cherubini), age 82, of New York City, New York, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, Pa.
Born Oct. 19, 1935, in Weedville, Pa., Anthony was the son of Domenic and Josephine Metallo Carobine. He graduated from Jay Township High School and served in the Army Reserves. For a time he lived in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Toledo, Ohio, before going on to further his education at Penn State University. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in Theater Arts/Management.
After graduation from Penn State, he moved to New York City where he lived for most of his adult life. While in NYC he worked at TIME Magazine and then as Associate Director of Admissions at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Director of Personnel and Placement Services for Theatre Communications Group. He was company manager on Broadway with American Theater Productions where he toured with various Broadway shows. After completing additional coursework in theater management, Anthony worked as Associate Director at Colden Center of the Performing Arts at Queens College before being appointed as Director of the Professional Performing Arts Series at Queensborough College.
During Anthony's 22-year tenure at Queensborough College, he was able to take a modest college program to one that scheduled more than 15 Broadway quality shows a season. His series, mostly all sell-outs, allowed a special endowment to be established to further the betterment of the performing arts program at the college. He was a member of the Association of Performing Arts.
Anthony was well-known in his midtown Manhattan neighborhood where he participated in various civic activities. He served for many years as the president of the co-op board in the building where he lived. He was the co-founder of the West 55th Street Block Association which worked to beautify the block. Anthony brought his fondness for his hometown to NYC and always did what he could to improve his NYC neighborhood. For his efforts, the Manhattan Borough President proclaimed December 9, 2009, as Anthony Carobine Appreciation Day in honor of his years of dedication to his NYC community.
Anthony embraced his Italian heritage. He spoke and wrote fluently in Italian and spent many summers living in Florence, Italy. He loved to enjoy new experiences. After retirement he worked for The Working Vacation Program on the Queen Elizabeth 2 as part of the Gentleman Host Program where he got to do two of his favorite activities, travel and dance. He enjoyed his visits home and was very close to his family. In 2015 he was awarded the William A. Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Bennett's Valley Alumni Association.
Anthony is survived by his sisters, Lena Volpe, Penfield, Irene (Carney) Monte, Penfield, Ann Facchine, DuBois, and Betty Georgino, St. Marys. He is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Karen Foster, Jeffrey Rhoades, Ben Yonkofski, Richard Yonkofski, Dennis Yonkofski, Susan McDermott, Janet Dinsmore, Jack Volpe, Gregory Volpe, David Volpe, Daniel Carobini, Thomas Carobine, Timothy Cherubini, Ronald Carobine, Donald Carobine, Terrace Monte, Dale Monte, Robert Facchine, Jennifer Facchine, Michael Georgino, Richard Georgino, Lisa Georgino, Lori Luchini, Jeffrey Georgino and Bonnie Gibson.
He also leaves behind many good friends including Ben Hicks, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sandra Dickerson, NYC, Gary Richmond, NYC and Gerald Vermilye, NYC.
In addition to his parents, Anthony was proceeded in death by sisters, Angie Rhoades and Mary Yonkofski; sisters-in-law, Ann Carobine, Martha Carobine, and Alice Carobine; brothers, Victor, Domenic and Geno; brothers-in-law, James Rhoades, Peter Yonkofski, Jack J. Volpe, Evo G. Facchine, and Richard Georgino; a nephew and godson, James H. Rhoades; and nieces, Cheryl Carobine, Linda Antonuccio; and his long-time friend and companion, Jack Murphy.
Friends will be received on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc, DuBois, Pa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force PA with Fr. Mark Mastrian as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Force, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DuBois Area Council on the Arts, P.O. Box 894, DuBois, PA 15801 or Christ the King Manor, Box 448, West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA.
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 8, 2018
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