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Anthony Falvo

June 7, 1933 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 87)


Anthony Falvo (June 7, 1933 – November 19, 2020) – Anthony was born in Washington, PA to Carmella & Pasquale Falvo. The youngest of eight children, he joined the United States Navy at age 17, served during the Korean War and was able to travel and see the world during those years. In 1957, he married Elvira (Molla), a childhood friend since they were just little kids, and they moved to Cleveland. They had two sons Dean (Michelle) and Jeff, and was the best grandpa ever to his two granddaughters Annette Falvo Katona (Mike) and Dina Wolanin (Andre). He was also able to see two great-granddaughters born – Colette Katona & Andi Wolanin – and the two of them would light up whenever they saw their Grandpa Falvo. He was adored by his family and will be missed forever.

After the Navy, Anthony worked at Kroger until opening State Rd. Beverage which he owned until he retired to become a full-time husband, dad and grandpa in early 1990s. For years, the whole family lived on the same street and were able to see each other almost every day, and those were the very best days. He loved his family and took care of them all by cooking for them, taking them to Red Lobster, never forgetting a birthday and writing the funniest cards, where he’d always let them know what he hoped the gift money would be spent on. “Happy Birthday, go buy yourself a McDonald’s Big Mac.” He loved to tell stories of his days growing up in Washington, his dad’s general store, his days in the service, all the fun he had with his many friends. His granddaughters loved to come over to visit – he’d fix them a stir-fry and tell all those stories which they loved to hear, even if they had heard them many times before. But most of all, he loved just spending time with his wife - he had lovingly nicknamed her “Jamesy” - who passed away in May 2019. He missed her very much, and family they have left behind are comforted in their grief knowing that they are together again.  All SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE AT A LATER TIME.

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