O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Anthony "Annse" Piscitelli

Anthony “Annse” Piscitelli, 85, of Salamanca, NY died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his home following a short illness.

Born May 13, 1932 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Telese Piscitelli. He was married on August 6, 1955 in St. Bernard’s Church in Bradford, PA to the former Catherine Thomas, who predeceased him on May 16, 2009.

Mr. Piscitelli was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 1st Calvary in Korea and Japan from 1952-54. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

He was employed as an Assembly Worker with Dresser Rand in Olean, NY for over thirty years prior to his retirement in 1994. Upon his retirement, he worked with the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church and Calvary Cemetery for over five years.

Mr. Piscitelli was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed trips to the casino, lottery tickets, and other games of chance.

Surviving are: two daughters, Sarah (Sean) Welch, Kelso, WA, Lisa (Thomas) Rettberg, Salamanca, NY; two sons, Michael (Louise) Piscitelli, Matthew Piscitelli, both of Salamanca, NY; eight grandchildren; a brother, Louis Piscitelli, Salamanca, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank “Moon” Piscitelli and Jim Piscitelli.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 10 – 11 a.m., at which time funeral services will be held with Deacon Michael Anderson of Our Lady of Peace Parish officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.

Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.