The Obit For Tony Foti

Anthony J. Foti

Published in Asbury Park Press on September 14, 2010

Anthony J. Foti, of Brick, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. Anthony was a veteran of World War II serving his country as a member of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

Anthony played professional baseball for 10 years, most notably as a pitcher in the Detroit Tiger organization.

After a distinguished baseball career, Anthony's quest for learning and hard work earned him a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was employed by the Federal Government at Picatinny Arsenal in Dover as a Rocket Specifications Engineer for 28 years until his retirement. It was then that Tony embarked on his next career. He studied tax accounting and became an Enrolled Agent, working for H & R Block for another 20 years, retiring yet again in 2008.

Anthony is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Rose (nee Criscuolo), beloved father of four children, Anthony S. Foti of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., his wife Taryn, Angela R. Stanko of Brick, Florence M. Foti of Hazlet, and Michael J. Foti of Hillsborough, his wife Donna; and his beloved 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Vincent, Nicole, Andrew, Francesca, Rachel, Robert, Danielle, Christian and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother, Vito Foti and sister-in-law Carmella Foti of Milburn, and the late Janet Mahalla; and his many nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave., Union. The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 15 from the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newark. Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.