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Anthony Charles Cella

Anthony Charles Cella, 83, formerly of West Pittston, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Grand View Hospital, Sellersville.


Born in West Pittston on February 27, 1941, he ws the son of the late Anthony T. and Frances Menichini Cella.

Tony was a graduate of Exeter High School, class of 1958.  Tony served from 1962 to 1965 in the U.S. Army.   In 1966, Tony married his wife Karen A. Manganello and went on to have two beautiful children, Anthony, and Robert. He was a wonderful grandfather to his two grandchildren, Claire, and Ryan.


Tony Cella began his tenure as Fox Hill Country Club’s Head Professional in 1966, after serving as an assistant to Felix Serafin. Tony, a top local amateur, decided to dedicate his life to golf. Amateur golf’s loss was Fox Hill’s gain, and his reputation as a teacher soon equaled his skill as a player. Tony represented Fox Hill competing in the Philadelphia PGA Section and Pocono Golf Series tournaments; all this, despite a busy lesson schedule. Tony proved to be an excellent example for his many assistants, many who have gone on to have their own fine careers. Tony retired from Fox Hill after 38 years of service to the Fox Hill membership in 2004. He continued to support the Pocono Golf Series events and was maintaining a light lesson schedule up until last year. His contributions to the game of golf and Fox Hill are too numerous to mention. You lived a life well played, Dad!      


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karen A. Manganello; and son, Anthony S. Cella.


Surviving are his son, Robert C. Cella and his wife Maureen R. Cella; grandchildren, Claire F. Cella and Ryan A. Cella, all of Blue Bell; sister, Rae Ann Casterline and her husband, Ronald, Exeter; brother, James Cella and his wife Cheryl, Albuquerque, NM; numerous nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends and relatives Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9am-11am in Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am.  Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Harding. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston. 

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May 06

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cella family. I played golf with and against Tony for 50 years and enjoyed ever minute. He had a special touch, great smile, and we will miss him, Mike and Peggy Perkins


Apr 26

When I was waitressing at the Gramercy, Tony was one of my favorite patrons. I remember him being so kind and sweet, and I enjoyed hearing his stories. Hope you're enjoying a pizza, a beer, and a side of broccoli rabe up there, Tony. Rest easy.


Joseph Gentile
Joseph Gentile
Apr 24

Knew Tony all my life. Played golf within occasionally at Emanon before he left for military service. His wife, Karen, was my cousin on my mother’s side. Great guy. Always smiling. He will be missed. My condolences to Rob and family.

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