WOOSTER Anthony Tony Catanzarite, 87, of Wooster passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.
He was born November 3, 1929 in Lowellville, Ohio, the son of Dominic and Elizabeth Cusenza Catanzarite. He married Shirley Dowell on November 14, 1953. She survives.
He was a graduate of Lowellville High School and retired from the City of Wooster as Superintendent of the Waste Water Treatment Plant. He had also worked at the Riceland Golf Course.
He was a member of the Elks, the American Legion, Past President of the Ohio Water Environment Association, member of the Water Environment Federation, member of the American Water Works Association and was very instrumental in teaching in the water and waste water industry.
Tony enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with his grandchildren. He had coached youth football, basketball and baseball and enjoyed playing softball. He had also played Santa Claus at Ida Sue School for many years.
He proudly served his country with the US Navy.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his children, Antoinette Toni (Chuck) Sprosty, Andy Catanzarite and Tom (Laura) Catanzarite all of Wooster and Chuck (Janis) Catanzarite of Brecksville; grandchildren, Christopher Sprosty, Elizabeth (Kelly) Roberts, Carli (Mike) Garrard, Joseph Catanzarite, Clayton Catanzarite, Sarah (Kenneth) Rogers and Anthony (Korrina Morris) Catanzarite; great-grandchildren, Colton Garrard, Mila Garrard, Carter Garrard, Mirus Rogers, Amare Rogers, Marlee Catanzarite and Maverick Adkins and a brother Frank Catanzarite of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren, T.J. Catanzarite and Jennifer Sprosty, brothers, Joseph Catanzarite and Dominic Catanzarite, Jr. and a sister Rose Oslin.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6 8:00 p.m. with an Elks Memorial Service at 5:30 p.m.
A service of Christian Burial will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Stephen Moran officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund, 335 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691, National MPS Society, 4220 Apex Hwy #140, Durham, NC 27713 or to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund, 335 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or National MPS Society, 4220 Apex Hwy #140, Durham, NC 27713 or to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home
Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home