Anthony Sblendorio 82, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
Anthony was born in Brooklyn NY on 1/22/1928 as the son of the late Frank and Nancy Sblendorio. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and was employed for 32 years by General Foods Corporation in various senior Sales and Marketing positions. Tony, as he preferred to be called, was a life-long wood carver, always creating, teaching and making friendships through his art. He is a member of the Cape Fear Wood Carving Association and leaves a proud legacy of creative work behind him which his family intends to share with others.
Surviving Tony, is his wife of 58 years Josephine Sblendorio, son Mark Sblendorio and wife Sheryl of Carolina Beach, grandson’s Zack Sblendorio, Cody Sblendorio and Ross Sblendorio, sister’s Esther Carodonna of Staten Island NY, Marie Poppo of Long Island NY and Frances and husband Ken Stewart of The Villages FL.
Many thanks to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, his doctors, nurses and the entire Wilmington Medical community for the care and support they provided. Thank you to all of the known and unknown friends and family for their generosity of support.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held for family and friends from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Marriot Hotel, located at 100 Charlotte Avenue in Carolina Beach NC. For information call (910) 458-2030.
Memorials can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital or The Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099