Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Anthony R. Oliastro, Sr., 82

Mr. Anthony R. Oliastro, SR., “Dick” went to be with the Lord on August 21, 2021. He passed unexpectedly at home.

He was born in Ellwood City in 1939 to the late Rose F. (Cusato) Oliastro and Anthony Oliastro. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958

Dick started A.R. Oliastro, Inc. in 1955 with a 1947 White 5-ton dump truck and a OC3 Oliver Hi Lift. He has grown that into a strong family owned construction company with deep local roots. If you live In Ellwood, Chances are he dug your basement or paved your driveway.

Dick was very dedicated to the Lord and his church life. He was soft spoken, big hearted man that would lend help to anybody that needed it. He supported many local charities, including building shelters and donating supplies to many needing organizations. He had a great sense of humor and a great love for his Country

Dick was a very loving and devoted to all his family, including children, Lisa, Tony, and Kerry and especially his grandchildren,  Ashley, Gunnar, Madden , Autocar, and Brockway. He loved watching their sports and enjoyed their hobbies. Dick also loved playing with all of his Granddogs.

Dick loved going camping with his family, cookouts at his house, truck shows, Pittsburgh sports, and car shows. He loved anything to do with Machinery and Trucks. He also loved watching Westerns.

He is survived by his brothers, David  (Saya) Oliastro, Daniel (Linda) Oliastro. Also by his children, Lisa “Liz” Oliastro, Anthony (Wendy) Oliastro, Jr., and Kerry (Paul) Boehm. His grandchildren, Ashley , Gunnar, and Madden Boehm, Autocar and Brockway Oliastro. He is survived also by his girlfriend and best friend Donna Creese.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. and on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am at the Word Alive Church. Internment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Mr. Oliastro’s name may be made to the ; Ready Yourself Youth Ranch, 162 Meehan Lane, New Brighton, PA 15066.


  • Nancy Greathouse Posted August 23, 2021 7:27 am

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I will be praying for you and your family. Tony you look just like him.

  • Deb and Willie McNary Posted August 23, 2021 9:29 am

    We will miss Dick.very much? He was an awesome man of God and a good friend. If he wasn’t always so darn busy with work we would’ve been able to see him more but he loved what he did and he loved his family and his friends. I’m so grateful to have known him and to have shared some good times with him and Donna. See ya later friend?

  • Denny Shannon Posted August 23, 2021 10:59 am

    Dave and Danny and family So sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I have precious memories with you all up at Rocky’s house. Love you all. At least we can rest assured he is in the presence of Jesus

  • Anita Marker Posted August 23, 2021 8:07 pm

    To: Donna Crees and the Oliastro family our prayers are with you all with the passing of Dick. May God comfort all of you. We have been Donna’s neighbor for many years and were sadden to hear of his death.

  • Paul and Sue Eisenmann Posted August 24, 2021 8:15 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We enjoyed many Memorial Day picnics at his house. Praying for peace and comfort for the family and Donna. Rest In Peace Dick.

  • Sue Eisenmann Posted August 25, 2021 8:26 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the family and Donna. Dick was a wonderful man and will be missed by all.

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