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Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point RD, Clearwater, FL

OBITUARY

Anthony J. Jonnatti

September 27, 1925May 22, 2020
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Commander Anthony J Jonnatti died at home on Friday May 22, 2020 at the age of 94. Anthony was born in Verona, PA and moved to Palm Harbor in 1979. Anthony is predeceased in death by his loving wife of 51 one years, Barbara. He is survived by his children: Mark (Denise) Jonnatti, Susan (Duane) Maxwell, David (Shelby) Jonnatti, Sandy Jonnatti, Sharon (Charles) Donaldson, Stacy (Chris) Johnson and 7 grandchildren.

Anthony enlisted in the Navy at age 17, served during WWII and retired after 40 years reaching the distinguished rank of Commander. He received his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a college math professor, a design engineer in the power transformer industry and a former International Secretary of the IEEE. Anthony loved travelling with Barbara and always took the opportunity to tell a stranger his greatest accomplishment in life was his family.

Gathering hours are 6-8pm, Thursday, May 28 at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 29th at St. Luke Evangelist Catholic Church in Palm Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke Building Fund.

Services

  • Visitaion

    Thursday, May 28, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 29, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, May 29, 2020

Memories

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Zenith Gunter

May 30, 2020

I had the honor of meeting Anthony a few times at Denise and Mark’s parties and he was always so humble and welcoming. We spoke a few times and it was always great speaking with him... Anthony will truly be missed, Mark and Denise my condolences.. just know that he will watch over you both with continued love and admiration he was very proud and he loves you both .

My prayers are with you all

Love
Zenith and Sydney

Mick Simpson

May 28, 2020

Mark and Denice
So sad to hear of your fathers passing. Our condolences to you and your family. Rarely in my life do I connect with someone, right away as I did with your dad. We shared so much, in such a short time. A life well lived.
A PATRIOT A GENTLEMAN and SCHOLAR
Surely the Marines that guard heavens gate, have let him pass, with all due honor and respect. And to father and grandfather Jonnatti, prayer’s and blessings for you and your flock. Rest In Peace Sir

John ~ Christine Clawson & Family

May 27, 2020

Our family has been deeply saddened with the news of Anthony’s passing.
It was such a pleasure and an honor to know a man of such high caliber - he was one of our favorite people to just sit and talk with but mostly listen too.

For his family ~ A prayer that you all find comfort and peace among family and friends in knowing just how many people respected and loved Anthony.

For Anthony ~ A prayer that your soul ascends to heaven up above
A smile for the memories and another for your love
May your rest and memory be eternal ❤️

mary ronecker

May 26, 2020

I loved listening to his stories and he had many . He was a great story teller . When at Jimmy ,Kenny or his son Marks house he was always a lot of fun, He really enjoyed himself and was a joy to be around He lived a very interesting life. We all loved him and he was always welcomed. He was a real gentleman. He will be truly missed by my family. May he rest in peace.

Allan Bartek

May 26, 2020

I am truly sad to hear of Tony’s passing. He was a friend and mentor to me when I was a young engineer at McGraw-Edison. He cared a lot about bringing along the new "kids". Among many other things, he was responsible for the design of the 765kV HV test transformer located in Canonsburg, Pa at the site that is now called Pennsylvania Transformer Technologies. Most of all he was a true gentleman and devout family man. We have lost a giant in the industry. I will miss him.

Paul & Angie Mason

May 25, 2020

Sandy,
Our deepest sympathies. Your dad served his country with distinction and made a difference in many lives he touched. Remember the good times and be proud. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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