Anthony J. DiFolco, 67, of Sinking Valley, died unexpectedly on the morning of Palm Sunday at UPMC Altoona. Anthony was a graduate of Altoona Area High School class of 1972. He was an adoring husband to his wife Joyce (Trexler) to whom he was married for 48 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis DiFolco and Antoinette “Doris” (Gelormino) and his brother, Richard “Dick” (Jenny) DiFolco, of Altoona.
Surviving are his daughters: Christine (David) Fernandes and Annie DiFolco, both of Tyrone and his brother, Dennis (Kathy) DiFolco, of Geesytown. He was grandfather to 4 grandchildren: Brando, Rocco, Myria, and Alita. He was excited for the arrival of his first great-grandchild, due in October.
Anthony retired from Norfolk Southern in 2000, where he worked as a welder and painter. He had his own painting business in the 1990’s, A & J Painting, with partner John McCready, and together they painted many Altoona area homes, churches, and businesses. Anthony loved life and his country home and was a good friend to anyone who needed his help. He spent his days cutting firewood, mowing the yard, cruising Sinking Valley on his motorcycle, taking care of their donkeys, Louie and Carlos, and being with Joyce. Anthony laughed and loved easily. His family will forever miss him.
Friends will be received from 9:30am to 11am Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will follow the visitation at 11am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. A memorial dinner will follow at a later date.
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