The Times West Virginian


January 14, 2013

Anthony ‘Tony’ Talerico Sr.

Anthony Samuel “Tony” Talerico Sr., of Fairmont, went to be with his loving wife Lucy on Saturday (Jan. 12, 2013).

He was surrounded by family members including Gary and Janette Talerico, with whom he had made his home for the last few months.

He was born May 9, 1922 in Fairmont, a son of Salvatore and Sara Spatafore Talerico.

Tony was a 1940 graduate of East Fairmont High School. He worked as a butcher for a short time before joining the U.S. Army during World War II. He went to work at Owens-Illinois Glass Plant, and retired from Owens as shipping supervisor with more than 35 years of service in October 1980. Tony also served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War.

He was Catholic by faith and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Tony served on the Fairmont City Council for eight years, which included serving as deputy mayor. He also volunteered at Fairmont General Hospital with more than 4,000 hours of service.

Tony always enjoyed being with family and friends, watching sports, hands-on projects, puzzle books and a good conversation.

He is survived by four sons and a daughter, Gary and Janette Talerico of Fairmont, Anthony and Debbie Talerico of Fairmont, Michael and Diana Talerico of Shinnston, Trina and Joe Brown of Barrackville, and Steve and Janice Talerico of Fairmont. Grandchildren include Toni Jo and Dave Hayhurst, Mike Talerico, Heather Talerico-King, Rebecca Butler, Jeff and Malissa Malick, Lucas Talerico, Stephanie Talerico, Jordan Hill and Gracelynn Talerico; and his great-grandchildren are Payton Talerico-King, RJ, Nicole and AJ Butler, and Luci Malick; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lucy Madeline Zecco Talerico, who passed on Aug. 18, 2010; brothers, Frank of Bristol, Conn., Joseph of Morgantown, John of Dearborn, Mich., and Louis of Fairmont; sisters, Mary Cavallaro of Charleston and Rose Warash of Fairmont; and a granddaughter, Madilynn Marie Talerico.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice Care Corp., Malissa Malick, supervisor; Lisa Lee, RN; Doug Efaw, LPN; Heather Loughry, LPN; Brenda Heflin and Crystal Spencer, caregiver; Nicole Stolzenbach, social worker; Robin Willis, homemaker; Matt Chapelle, chaplin; and others who filled in who gave excellent care and comfort to Tony; also, Sister Stella of Immaculate Conception Church who made weekly visits to provide spiritual comfort for Tony and his family.

Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont, from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a vigil service being held at 7 p.m. Tuesday by Sister Stella Cronauer. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father William J. Kuchinsky as celebrant. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens with full military rites being performed at graveside by the Marion County Veteran’s Council.

Pallbearers will be provided by the Knights of Columbus.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in Tony’s memory to Hospice Care Corp. or Immaculate Conception Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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