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Tony Steven Dattilio, 77

January 21, 2011
  • Tony Steven Dattilio
Tony Steven Dattilio

MAY 4, 1933-JAN. 19, 2011

Tony Steven Dattilio, 77, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Thursday, May 4, 1933, in Security, Md., he was the son of the late Nicola Dattilio and the late Rosa Prospero Dattilio.

Tony graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Missouri during the Korean War. He was an employee of Jamison Door Co. for 45 years. He and his wife also owned and operated Flowers by Natalie, which was located in the South End Shopping Center, and they operated a booth at the Hagerstown's Farmers Market, where they sold flowers.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served on the parish council, and was involved in the craft group and as a lector. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Pangborn Council 1365, 4th Degree Past Faithful Navigator and Past Grand Knight. He was a Scout master of the Boy Scout troop at St. Joseph Catholic Church and served on the youth committee.

He was a member of the Korean War Veterans, post commander for the Joseph A. Davies Post of the Catholic War Veterans, member of the American Legion, VFW, Catholic Golden Age, Sons and Daughters of Italy Dan DiMucci Lodge 2465, a lifetime member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Group Council of Maryland and Headway of Washington County. He enjoyed woodworking, puzzles, sports, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie Dattilio; his pet dog, GiGi; three sons, Anthony "Tony" Dattilio and wife Karen of Hagerstown, Robert Dattilio and wife Lisa of Lexington, Ky., and Mario Dattilio and fiancee Diane Benner of Greencastle, Pa.; grandchildren, Marie and Anthony of Hagerstown, Danielle, Zachary and Mark of Lexington, and Matthew and Nicholas of Greencastle; sister, Grace Amendolara of Glen Cove, N.Y.; three brothers, Louis Dattilio, Joseph Dattilio, and Carmen Dattilio, of Hagerstown, and Paul Michael Dattilio of Hanover, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Fanny Dattilio and Mary Heltzel, and brothers, John and Dominic Dattilio.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at 10 a.m. at  St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Christopher Moore as celebrant.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, Inc., 2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore MD 21207, or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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