Anthony Bianco, a lifelong resident of Pittston, died December 11. 2020, in Wesley Village, Pittston.
He was the son of the late August and Lucille Sirignese Bianco.
Tony graduated from Pittston High School having lived right across the street for most of his life.
He retired from the Luzerne County Veterans Affairs after more than 30 years of service. He delivered veterans stones to cemeteries throughout Luzerne County, a very strenuous job that he truly loved and did with pride.
Tony was an active member of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County and named Man of the Year, an honor he was very proud of. He had a beautiful singing voice and opened the IAA meetings with his singing of God Bless America or the Star Spangled Banner.
At our annual family Christmas dinner, tradition was we “sang for our supper” singing the Twelve Days of Christmas prior to eating with Uncle Tony as the star singing his “Five Golden Rings”. Something we will cherish forever.
He remained in the homestead taking care of his parents until their deaths having lived there for 80 years until it was necessary to move due to poor health.
Tony was a kind and gentle man who loved the Yankees and Frank Sinatra and would argue who was the greatest singer of all time.
We are grateful for the excellent care and compassion shown to Tony during his stay at Wesley Village. The nurses, aids, and staff went above and beyond their duties to take care of Tony. They recognized him for the man that he was and gave him excellent care.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Phillip, sister Grace Nolan, brother-in-law Robert Nolan, and niece Kathleen Nolan Hines.
He is survived by nieces and nephews Roberta and Ken Battista, Sam and Geri Piemontese and Gary Hines. Also surviving are great nieces and nephews Jennifer Battista, Brianne and Ryan Nolan, Maria and Chad Moorman, Daniel and Jamie Piemontese, Jessica and Paul Regis and Joseph Hines.
Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.