Anthony B. Crognale, age 96, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019.
He was born in Greenville on June 18, 1922 to Stefano and Antoinette (Bucci) Crognale.
He was a 1941 graduate of Penn High School and from 1943-1945 Tony served his country during WWII in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army 1st Calvary Division.
In 1951 he graduated from Thiel College where he received his B.S. in Economics with a minor in Sociology. On October 18, 1943 he married the former Alba Deane Thigpen, she passed away September 29, 2008.
Tony had been employed for 20 years as Assistant Directory of Mercer County Department of Public Welfare for the State of Pennsylvania, retiring in 1983. Following his retirement, he worked at the Pro Shop of the Greenville Country Club.
He was also a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville where he served as lecturer.
He was a member of the Italian Home Club where he served as secretary and secretary-treasurer, Greenville VFW #3374, American Legion #140, B.P.O.E. #145 and the Greenville Country Club, he also enjoyed golfing and playing gin.
Tony is survived by two daughters, Ann Kathleen and Robert Zwanziger of Mt. Holly, North Carolina; Mary C. Frye and Joseph L. O’Toole of Bradenton, Florida; three sons, Michael A. and Kate Crognale of Norfolk, Virginia; Dr’s. Steven D and Patricia A. Crognale of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; George M. Crognale of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a brother, Angelo Crognale of Cleveland, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a sister, Mary Carafa and four brothers, Floyd, Lawrence, Dominic and George Crognale.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania, Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant. Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military honors at the conclusion of the Mass. Family will receive friends immediately following in the Gathering Space of the church.
Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High Street, Greenville, PA 16125.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
A television tribute will air Friday, February 22 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.