OSWEGO, NY – Anthony Bellardino, 94, of Oswego, died Friday September 5, 2014, at his home peacefully surrounded by his family.
He was born in Oswego the son of the late Luigi and Aniela (Wieliezko) Bellardino.
Mr. Bellardino retired in 1980 from the NY Railroads, having worked for NY Central, Conrail, and Penn Central as a conductor and yard foreman for 42 years.
He served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1945 during World War II.
Mr. Bellardino was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, St. Joseph Golden Age, Oswego Senior Citizen Group, the Polish Legion of American Veterans, Conservation Corp in Idaho and Selkirk, NY.
He was very proud of the fact that he built a camp in the town of Orwell with his wife, and their five children.
Mr. Bellardino was predeceased by his wife, Mary Meade Bellardino; sons-in-law, Ernest Chiarella and Alfred Schwankl; grandson, Joey Fenske; granddaughter-in-law, Natalie Schwankl; and his sisters, Helen Castiglia, Philomena Proppe and Louise Ardiuni.
He is survived by his children, Steven (Sam) Bellardino of Boston, Anthony (Donna) Bellardino of New Haven, Antionette Chiarella of Minetto, Christine Schwankl of Pennsylvania and Lorraine (Charles) Fenske of Oswego; sisters, Janette Mulcahey of Minetto, Susie (Frank) Fox of Granby, Mary Tremack of Oswego and Nellie Roach of South Dakota; grandchildren, Lisa (Andrew), Gary (Nicole), Mary Beth (Sean), Christopher, Lisa (Randy), Charles, Travis (Heather), Steward (Melissa), Clinton, Anthony, Alexander and Angela; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church.
Burial will be in Minetto Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
Family request in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to friends of Oswego County Hospice.