Memorial Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military
honors at the conclusion of the mass. Family
will receive friends immediately following in the
Gathering Space of the church.
Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery
Anthony B. Crognale, age 96, formerly of Greenville, passed away Saturday February 16, 2019. He was born in Greenville on June 18, 1922 to Stefano and Antoinette (Bucci) Crognale.
He was a 1941 graduate of Penn High School and from 1943-1945 Tony served his country during WWII in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army 1st Calvary Division. In 1951 he graduated from Thiel College where he received his B.S. in Economics with a minor in Sociology. On October 18, 1943 he married the former Alba Deane Thigpen, she passed away September 29, 2008.
Tony had been employed for 20 years as Assistant Directory of Mercer County Department of Public Welfare for the State of PA, retiring in 1983.
Following his retirement, he worked at the Pro Shop of the Greenville Country Club. He was also a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville where he served as lecturer. He was a member of the Italian Home Club where he served as secretary and secretary-treasurer, Greenville VFW #3374, American Legion #140, B.P.O.E. #145, and the Greenville Country Club, he also enjoyed golfing and playing gin.
Tony is survived by 2 daughters, Ann Kathleen and Robert Zwanziger of Mt. Holly, NC; Mary C. Frye and Joseph L. O’Toole of Bradenton, FL; three sons, Michael A. and Kate Crognale of Norfolk, VA; Dr’s. Steven D and Patricia A. Crognale of Lancaster, PA; George M. Crognale of Lancaster, PA; a brother Angelo Crognale of Cleveland, Oh; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a sister Mary Carafa and four brothers, Floyd, Lawrence, Dominic and George Crognale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
My sympathies to the Crognale family for the finest man I have ever known. He touched everyone he knew in a positive way. Thank God for men like TONY.
How we will all miss Tony..Such a gentleman with kindness and a great sense of humor. He will be missed by the entire Gariepy family.
To all of the Crognale family…… Our deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a great man who we were so glad to call him a neighbor. He always had a smile and kind word for you. He will be missed.
My sympathies to the Crognale family. You all were the first people I met when we moved to Greenville and the best neighbors I ever had. Your Mom and Dad were a great help to me as well as you kids as I settled into my house. My children benefited by your families influence. Hope you all are well. I am sure you will all miss your Dad but you must hold onto the great memories
Tony was the best neighbor any one could ask for. He will be deeply missed. You have my deepest sympathy.