FARRELL, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Anthony P. Doddato, of 129 Emerson Avenue, Farrell, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Thursday, May 27, 2021. He was 98.
Mr. Doddato was born September 5, 1922, in Farrell, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Michael and Sophia (Vessa) Doddato, who were originally from Ottati, Italy.
Anthony graduated from Farrell High School in 1941 and honorably served his country during World War II from 1942-1945.
He was employed for 40 years at Sharon Steel’s former Farrell plant, retiring in 1983.
Anthony was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
He was also a member of the Italian Club, Slovak Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #5286, all in Farrell.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by two sons, James Doddato and his wife, Patricia, of Vienna, Ohio and Paul Doddato and his wife, Tina, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, whom he loved to spend time with.
In addition to his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Ann Kashmer, whom he married May 1, 1954; an infant son, David; five sisters, Anna Doddato, Rose Penola, Angeline Yacullo, Helen Kocis and Virginia Cemeric; two brothers, Arthur and August Doddato and three nephews, August, Arthur and Carmine Doddato.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Boulevard, Farrell, PA 16121.
All services are private.
Interment will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, June 1 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.