Anthony "Tony" Bongiovanni

September 10, 1924 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 96)


Anthony “Tony” Bongiovanni, 96, of Washington passed away Monday December 21, 2020 in Washington.

He was born September 10, 1924 in Washington a son of Anthony and Nicolina Nester Bongiovanni.

Tony was a member of St. Hilary Church in Washington, and the American Legion Post #175 of Washington.

Pennsylvania Transformer employed him as a layout worker for thirty-five years.

He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.  During his military service, he earned the Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon the Bronze Star and three bronze service medals.

He was an avid woodworker who enjoyed inventing, and was a drummer for all  of his adult life.

In June of 1951, in St. Hilary Church, he married Joan Morris who preceded him in death February 15, 2013.

Surviving is a son Anthony (Fiance’ Debbie) Bongiovanni of Port Saint Lucie, FL and a daughter Mary Jo Bongiovanni of Washington, two grandchildren Elisabeth (Ryan) Kepler and Brianne (Kelly) Smith and three great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

Tony was the last of his immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers Johnny Bongiovanni and Domenick Bongiovanni and five sisters Fran Villers, Sarah Allegro, Minnie Colosi, Helen Harding, and Lucy Andreolli. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all arrangements are private with entombment to be held in Immaculate Conception Mausoleum in Washington.

Arrangements are in the care of DeAngelo Funeral Home in Washington.  A tribute wall is available at


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