Anthony, age 96, on March 17, 2023, of Springfield, PA formerly of Philadelphia, PA.
Anthony enjoyed music, dance, genealogy, and traveling. He especially loved being home and spending time with his family.
Predeceased by his wife, Antoinette (nee Pavone) Ricci.
Survived by his children, Anthony N. Ricci Jr. (Jane), Nicholas D. Ricci (Kimberly), James J. Ricci (Janet), and Linda A. Butler (Dan). Also, his 7 grandchildren, Caroline Ricci, Christina Hustedde (Will), Alicia Kiel, Braelinn Gonzalez (Ari), Jason Ricci (Aimee), Matthew Ricci (Diana), and Kathleen Cembor (Bill). Along with his 8 great-grandchildren and his sisters Joan Cesarini and Lucy Coles.
During World War II Anthony served on a Naval mine sweeper in the sea of Japan. He was sent for technical training which further fueled his passion for technology. After the war, Anthony married his sweetheart Antoinette, and started a family.
He graduated from Drexel University on the GI Bill. He was twice awarded the Drexel Evening College Honor Man of the year award and ultimately rose to hold the office of president of a Philadelphia engineering consulting firm.
After his retirement he remained active serving his community as a elementary school reading tutor. He also enjoyed singing in his church choir. Anthony traveled extensively with Antoinette, extended family, and friends. He always strove to live a full life.
Relatives & friends are invited to his viewing Thursday Evening, March 23 rd 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The D’Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008. Also, Friday morning, March 24 th 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM followed by his Funeral Service 11:00 AM at the D’Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall. Interment Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Contributions in Anthony’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org/
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