OBITUARY

Anthony "Tony" Michael Calore

April 1, 1938February 4, 2019
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Anthony “Tony” Michael Calore was born in Luzerne, PA to the late Antonio and Helen Sanfilippo Calore. He was a graduate of Elmer Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA (1955), attended night classes at Farleigh Dickenson University in NJ (1966), Wilkes University (BA in Accounting 1972) and University of Scranton (MBA 1975). Joining the Marines was one of the most significant events in his life. In April 1955 Tony joined the Marine Corps one week after graduation from high school. He was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, Santa Ana, California, Korea, and Japan just to name a few. He was released from active duty April 1959. In 1958 Tony met Dolores Zorzi, “a skinny girl with nice legs” as he described her, at a bowling alley and married her on September 3, 1960. In March 1960 he accepted his first job as a warehouse stock clerk for Standard Brands, (now RJR Nabisco) from where he retired as a Logistics Manager after 39 years of employment. For 58 years, through hard work, challenges and successes, he and Dolores created wonderful loving homes in various cities (Lake Hiawatha, NJ, Mountain Top, PA, Orefield, PA, Sunset Beach, NC and Oak Ridge, NC) for their children and grandchildren. In 1988 he and Dolores moved to NC to continue his career with Nabisco. They became active and faithful members of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and the Italian American Club of Greensboro. After retirement in 1997 Tony continued to work as the proprietor of Calore Enterprises. He was an active member of the Greensboro community and after retirement served as a judge for Guilford County Election Board, drove for Senior Wheels and served as a Red Cross Volunteer. His family was the center of his life and he was a constant presence on the sidelines of his grandchildren’s sporting events. Dolores and Tony loved spending time with their children and grandchildren at Sunset Beach (where he spent his last birthday). Watching collegiate basketball and football was one of his favorite past times but with the children all being graduates of different colleges he rooted for all teams equally. He will be remembered as a character with character, always playing a joke or pranking someone (maybe attributed to his April 1st birthday), but always a man devoted to his family, a trusted advisor, supportive husband and father, fun loving Pop Pop and life of the party. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Zorzi Calore of the home; children Jeffrey (Patricia) Calore of Chicago, IL; Carol (Gregg) Laub of Germansville, PA, Denise Calore of Washington, DC, Sandra Ellis of Stamford, CT, and Tracy (Robert) Savino of Cary, NC; grandchildren Michael and Austin Kay Calore, Anthony Laub, Christopher and Ryan Ellis, and Benjamin, Isabella and Dominic Savino; and his beloved canine companion, Zena. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his precious granddaughter, Colby Anne Calore. Tony died on February 4, 2019 after an extended illness. His family would like to express their gratitude to the numerous doctors, nurses and staff who thoughtfully and compassionately cared for Tony and his family during his illness, especially those of the Neurosciences ICU at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 AM, Friday, February 8, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greensboro. The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 PM and 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, February 7 at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel. Interment will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center earmarked for Neurosciences ICU, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Antonio and Helen Sanfilippo Calore, Parents
  • Dolores Frances Zorzi Calore, Wife
  • Jeffrey Calore and wife Patricia, Son
  • Carol Laub and husband Gregg, Daughter
  • Denise Calore, Daughter
  • Sandra Ellis, Daughter
  • Tracy Savino and husband Robert, Daughter
  • Michael Calore, Grandson
  • Austin Kay Calore, Granddaughter
  • Anthony Laub, Grandson
  • Christopher Ellis, Grandson
  • Ryan Ellis, Grandson
  • Benjamin Savino, Grandson
  • Isabella Savino, Granddaughter
  • Dominic Savino, Grandson
  • Colby Anne Calore, Granddaughter
  • DONATIONS

  • Amercan Cancer Society
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 8, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Memorial Mass & Inurnment (date to be announced)
REMEMBERING

Anthony "Tony" Michael Calore

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Aubrey Moore

February 7, 2019

Dear Denise, Carol and Tracy,

I was saddened to learn of the passing of your father and I would like to express my sincere sympathy to you and your family on behalf of the Moore family.

Wishing you all the best during this difficult time.

Aubrey

Pamela Bocek Murphy

February 7, 2019

Dolores and family,

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Thank you for sharing the pictures. It brought about many smiles. When I think of Tony, I think of fun, his family, his passion for life, and his friendship. He lived life to the fullest and that is all one can ask. He touched many lives and to those of us that he did, we will be very grateful. Remember all of the good times during these difficult days.

Pam Bocek Murphy

Mary Thompson

February 7, 2019

Delores and Family: Oh, how my heart breaks for you. Tony was so very special to so many of us. Many....many years ago, he was responsible for moving this southern girl (at the time a very young southern girl) from Atlanta to New Jersey. I have so many wonderful memories but what I remember most was what a kind/gentle/humble/generous/caring/loving man he was. The one life lesson I learned from him was that there is nothing more important than loving, taking care of, and honoring your family. He was such an inspiration. He loved you all so much and he loved people. I am so blessed to have known him. May God comfort you during this very difficult time,,,,,,know that he is now completely healed and will probably be one of the most mischievous angles that God has in his army of angels!! He will always be with us.....he left behind too many great memories to ever forget.

Mary Thompson

Karen Calhoun

February 7, 2019

My deepest condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Tony in the late 1980's at Nabisco, and am grateful for his kind guidance as a mentor and collaborator. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Ward

February 7, 2019

Sorry for your loss I know my dad would have been sad hearing about this. May he Rest In Peace.

Nancy Arduengo

February 6, 2019

Dear Sandy and Denise,

Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time. The loss of a parent creates a hole in our hearts that can only be filled by the loving memories we have. I hope that you and your family will be comforted when you think of those precious memories.

All the best to you and your family.

Nancy

Sharon McGee

February 6, 2019

Tony was a great person to work with at Nabisco. So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort being sent at this time.

Stephen and Marla Dilday

February 6, 2019

Tony and Dolores @ Foothills Brewing in Winston Salem for a Nabisco Alumni gathering in early 2006

Laura Haun

February 5, 2019

Tracy, I feel blessed to have known your dad. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and strength!

Stephen and Marla Dilday

February 5, 2019

Marla and I send our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of Tony. We know how special he was to you all as he was to us and we pray for God’s peace and comfort for you all. We first crossed paths with Tony in the late 80s/early 90s as a co-worker and eventual boss at Nabisco. We have great memories of those days and especially remember the fun times at Christmas parties hosted at your house. The work relationship ended in 1996 when the Nabisco office moved to NJ and Tony retired but fortunately that was not the end of our friendship and we continued to stay in touch for the 22+ years since. He and I were both Wake Forest season ticket holders for many years and always made a point to seek each other out at countless games and catch up. And when our schedules would allow we would squeeze in a lunch every few months. In the early years it was usually just the 2 of us at Pollo Pizza Pasta near my work at Volvo---one of Tony’s favorite spots. I could always count on 2 things at those lunches. He was always either just returning or about to go on a whirlwind multi-stop road trip up and down the east coast to participate in some life event with his kids and grandkids. And I could always count on hearing some new funny stories that would lighten my day and make me continue to chuckle all afternoon, long after we had departed. In recent years with Marla working in High Point and Dolores retired, it typically became the 4 of us for lunch. The lunch spot changed to Country BBQ but the good times remained. You could still count on some family trip having just happened or about to happen. And you could count on funny stories from Tony plus now being entertained by the fun, loving banter between Tony and Dolores. It was always apparent how much they loved each other and how much they loved their family. We are so grateful to have had the blessing of Tony’s friendship for so many years. He will always hold a very special place in our hearts and memories.

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