Anthony M. (Tony) DeLuca

State Representative Anthony (Tony) DeLuca on Sunday, October 9, 2022 was called to his Heavenly home where he was reunited with his beautiful wife Connie of 66 years. His legacy is one of strong and protected love of his family and of a deep commitment to the constituents of Penn Hills, Verona, Plum, and Blawnox whom he proudly served for 38 years. He is survived by his children Debbie (Chris) Brinker, Larry (Tina), Michele (Bud) Joyce, and Honorable Judge Anthony (Beth), his nine grandchildren Anthony (Anjelyque), Emily, Ashley, Joseph (Andrea), Nicholas (Ali), Olivia (Gabe), Christina, Zachary (Kait), and Michael, his great-grandchildren Bella, Ellie, and Julia, with one more expected in April, and his in-laws Alice, Suzanne, Margaret, and Jack; he was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Katherine, and his brother Larry (Judy); also survived by Ken and RuthAnn Ladrew whom he dearly loved. Tony was a proud native of East Liberty and his Italian heritage and was a co-founder and eventual longtime chairman of the State Legislative Italian-American caucus. Along with his father and brother, he operated DeLuca’s Meat Market famous for its hot sausage. Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, he served his beloved Penn Hills as councilman and Deputy Mayor. His annual summer picnic was not to be missed and was attended by thousands. Tony believed in treating all fairly with respect and compassion. He loved his family and his country and will be truly missed. The family would like to thank doctors Morgan Flaherty, Ricci A. Manilla, and Rafic Farah for their professional expertise and kindness. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in his name to Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

Friends will be received at William F. Gross Funeral Home, LTD., 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.) Penn Hills, on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, 825 Second St., Verona, PA 15147 at 10:30 a.m.