Anthony J.'Tony' Suman
Anthony J. 'Tony' Suman, 91, of New Brighton, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Heritage Valley Beaver.
Born in Keystone, Pa., on March 31, 1928, he was the son of the late Jerry and Pauline (Colerick) Suman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean L. (Kelly) Suman; his two brothers, George W. Suman and Charles J. Suman and his sister-in-law, Kitty Suman.
After graduating from Sewickley High School, Tony served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he worked as a diesel train electrician for 42 years, first at Pitcairn Yard and later at Conway Yard. He was also a loyal member of the I.B.E.W. Union and served as the secretary of his local chapter. For several years after his retirement, Tony enjoyed helping out at his son's business, Suman Automotive, in Ambridge. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Brighton, where he had previously enjoyed singing in the choir and helping with weekly bingo games.
Tony is survived by his loving, devoted wife of sixteen years, Joan (Primo) Suman; his daughter, Melanie Suman, of Rochester; his two sons, Richard (Tammy) Suman of Monaca and Kelly Suman of King of Prussia; his three grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Keith) Morrison of New Brighton, Ricky (Nikki Brack) Suman of Monaca, and Danielle (Nick) Torres of Pittsburgh; his three great-grandsons, Karter, Kooper and Kayson Morrison of New Brighton; his two brothers, Frank Suman of North Carolina and Kenneth Suman of Herminie; his two sisters, Rose Mignogna of Herminie and Dorothy (Lawrence) Sherman of Gowen City; his two brothers-in-law, James (Pat) Kelly of West Newton and Daniel Kelly of Herminie and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Tony is also survived by his step-son, John (Lydia) Powers of Morgantown, W.Va.; his three step-daughters, Tina (David) Gill of New Brighton, Beth (David) Blackburn of New Brighton and Joni (Robert) Cloughley of Spotsylvania, Va.; thirteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Due to the health risks associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19), a private family viewing was held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, www.jjsprattfh.com, followed by a Blessing service performed by Father Robert Miller.
Tony had a great sense of humor and brightened the lives of all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and neighbors. In Tony's memory, please feel free to make a donation to your favorite charity.
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