Anthony Spano, Sr., of Old Forge, passed away Saturday afternoon at home while surrounded by his loving family who meant the world to him. He was 66 years young.
He is survived by the love of his life, his best friend and wife of 45 years, Lorie (Remenick) Spano. The couple were married on May 20, 1978.
Born on January 22, 1957, to parents Lena (Splendido) Gorman of Hazlet, N.J., and the late Saverio Spano. Anthony was raised in Queens, New York. An expert mechanic by trade, he worked as a truck mechanic for The City of New York’s Department of Sanitation prior to his retirement before subsequently settling in Old Forge Borough nearly twenty years ago.
Anthony will forever be remembered in so many ways. He loved fishing, cooking (Thanksgiving dinners together as a family were a must), a good auction, gun shows, all forms of sushi and playing poker (a Mohegan Sun Casino fixture). Above all else came his family and some of his fondest memories were made while coaching his sons in youth sports or enjoying family dinners together. He’ll certainly never be forgotten by his loved ones.
He is also survived by his sons, Anthony Spano, Jr. of Old Forge, Michael Spano and wife Louisa of Lindenhurst NY. and Christopher Spano and wife Katrina of Pittston; his grandchildren, Angelena and Dominic Spano; and his sister, MaryEllen Ragusa of Parlin, N.J. His sister, Philippa Spano, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank all of those whose care was so amazing throughout Anthony’s illness: Hospice of the Sacred Heart’s staff, especially Tara, and also Doctors Armando Sallavanti, Alice Wei and Mohammad Tashkandi for their collective extraordinary care.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main Street in Old Forge.