Anthony F. Taormina, Sr.

Anthony F. Taormina, Sr.

May 10, 1938 - April 18, 2024

Anthony F. Taormina, Sr.

May 10, 1938 - April 18, 2024


Anthony F. Taormina, Sr., 85, of Brighton Township, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh surrounded by his loving family.

Born on May 10, 1938, in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Anthony (Tom) and Mary (Nunzir) Taormina.

Anthony retired from Beaver Area Schools as former Athletic Director/ previous Vice Principal, Guidance Counselor, and History Teacher. He graduated from Beaver Area School in 1956. Anthony was awarded the Kay Lewis Scholar Athlete Award. Lettering in baseball, football, and basketball, he received a teaching degree from Clarion University in 1961.

He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and had a fondness for coaching youth and high school sports and helped coach the Blackhawk freshman football team to an undefeated season.  He was a member of St. Peter & Paul/ Our Lady of the Valley Parish Rochester. He was also a member of the Rochester BPOE #284 where he served as a former officer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his first wife and mother of his children, Karen (Hosack) Taormina; his second wife, Donna (Lee) Laykish Taormina; a sister, Lena McCoy; and a step-daughter, Betsy Kreigisch.

He is survived by his children, Tricia (Adam) Taormina Peterson and Anthony (Susan) Taormina, Jr.; step-children, Terry (Maria) Laykish, Kathleen (David) Boyde, Sr., Karen (Paul) Wozniak, and Lisa (George) Bedekovich; 2 grandchildren, Trevor and Tyler Taormina; 13 step grandchildren; 17 step great-grandchildren; sister in-law Gwen Hosack Lydon; nieces Michelle McCoy and Mary Anne (Bernard) Pazanowski.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 24th from 5-8PM in the GABAUER-TODD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES (Branch), 340 Third Street, Beaver.

Prayers will be offered in the funeral home on Thursday at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at Sts. Peter & Paul Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 200 Third Street, Beaver.

Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery.


  • Date & Time: April 24, 2024 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Todd Funeral And Cremation Services
  • Location: 340 3rd St, Beaver, PA 15009 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 775-0674

Mass of Christian Burial

  • Date & Time: April 25, 2024 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Sts. Peter And Paul- Our Lady Of The Valley
  • Location: 200 Third Street Beaver, PA 15009 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Anthony F. Taormina, Sr.

  1. Sorry for the community’s loss

  2. I am so sorry to see that your Dad, known to me as “Mr. Taormina” has passed. He was the Asst. Principal when I was in High School in Beaver from 1973-1977. He was a wonderful person and helped me a lot. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. Steve Linta says:

    I am so sorry to see that your Dad passed Tony. My condolences from my family to yours.

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