Anthony P. "Tony" Blose

May 9, 1932May 21, 2014
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Anthony Philip Blose, 82, died May 21, 2014 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, Florida. Mr. Blose was born May 9, 1932, in Yonkers, New York, to Anthony and Philomena (Bove) Blose. He was their first child. He attended Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York. He continued his education at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., graduating in 1954 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a star athlete in both high school and college, playing varsity baseball and basketball. He also played minor league baseball in New England during his college summers. After graduating college, Mr. Blose married his childhood sweetheart, Theresa Maddalo, and entered the U.S. Army. His new bride joined him during his 18-month deployment to Germany, where their son Anthony was born. After leaving the Army, Mr. Blose began a 34-year career with the phone company, working for N.Y. Telephone, NYNEX, and Verizon. He retired as an Assistant Vice President of Verizon in 1991. During his retirement years, he and his wife divided their time between homes in Woodloch Springs country club in Hawley, PA, and Southern Woods country club in Homosassa, FL. Mr. and Mrs. Blose enjoyed 60 years of married life together, and were blessed with three daughters after the birth of their son: Janet, Theresa, and Elizabeth. He and his wife were both avid golfers, playing courses in all 50 states as well as in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico. He is survived by his loving wife, 4 children, and 9 grandchildren. He leaves two brothers, Philip and Robert, and his sister, Barbara Spear. Arrangements were with Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL. Burial took place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.


  • Friends Will Be Received Tuesday, May 27, 2014
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Catholic Rite of Committal and Military Honors Friday, May 30, 2014

Anthony P. "Tony" Blose

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Staff of Wilder Funeral Home

May 28, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Arlene& Bob Dempsey

May 28, 2014

May God Bless one of our dearest friends Tony Blose,his wife Terry.all their children,Tony's Sister and brothers and grand children.Tony was a beautiful person,a man's man a very caring husband and father.He was a great golfer and I enjoyed playing with him at Woodloch Springs many times.My wife Arlene and I also enjoyed socializing with Tony and Terry,llistening to Tony play on that beautiful piano in his home and at the Woodloch Club House.I'll bet he is now playing golf in heaven with Moe Scro,Charlie Ohlig and Rich Budd,What a Beautiful Foresome!!Thanks for those Great Memories ,Tony!! Love, Bob& Arlene Dempsey.

fjohn reinke (mc1968)

May 27, 2014

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

May 26, 2014

A serious memory of Tony Blose from his 1951 graduation from Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York. Mike Robbins, 40 East 88th Street in New York City. 212-722-7447

Bill Kern

May 23, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.