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

Anthony J. “Tony” Santillo, 94

The world has lost some sparkle after the passing of Anthony J. Santillo, 94, of Ellwood City, on the morning of Saturday, July 21st. He was a wonderful and much loved husband, father, in-law, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his wife of over 60 years, Sylvia (Toth) Santillo, daughters, Linda (Danny) Bartolomeo, Helen (Ron) Walker, and Kathy (Frank) D’Ambrosio. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Jake (Steph) Walker, Bethany (Matt) Mierski, and Brooke Bartolomeo, as well as five great grandchildren, Maggie and Mylah  Walker, Levi and Hannah Mierski, and baby girl Walker due in August. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Ursula, his siblings, Pauline, John, Guy, Emmett, and his infant sister, as well as his grandson, Aaron Bartolomeo. He is also survived by his sister, Annie Trivilino.

Tony graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942 and retired from US Steel in 1976, as well as the B&W in 1984. He was a history buff, especially regarding the Civil War, and visited Gettysburg on numerous occasions. He loved being with his family, walking his dogs, Bandit and Buddy, helping his neighbors by cutting their grass and shoveling snow, and photography. In his younger days, he was an extensive traveler and visited nearly every continental state in the U.S. He also loved classic movies and was an avid reader.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 pm until 6:30 pm at which time Tony’s grandson, Jake Walker, will share words from the scripture at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Tony’s family would like to thank Vitas Hospice, Compati Home Health Care (Sara, Ashley, and Felecia) and neighbors, Kathy, Emily, and Kristal for the wonderful care that they extended to him.


  • Eileen Mierski Posted July 22, 2018 7:19 am

    Deepest sympathy to the Santillo, Bartolomeo, Walker and D’Ambrosio families. What a beautiful obituary and tribute to a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

  • Denny and Monica Shannon Posted July 23, 2018 2:48 am

    To all the Santillo family: We are saddened with passing of your dear loved one. Please know that your family is our daily prayers. May the precious Holy Spirit bring you comfort at this time. Love and prayers. Denny and Monica

  • Michael Joseph Powell Posted July 25, 2018 3:21 pm

    My deepest sympathy. Mr. Santillo was a good friend. Mrs. Santillo if there is anything that you need, I only live a few house down the street.

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