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Anthony J. Quarato Jr.

December 14, 1951 ~ March 24, 2018 (age 66)

Anthony J. “Tony” Quarato, Jr., 66, of Gilpin Twp., PA, died peacefully in his sleep March 24, 2018, after losing the battle against an incurable lung disease.  He fought long and hard and his strength, perseverance and hope were an admirable example of how one courageously faces the trials and storms of life.

Tony’s passion was working in his hardware store and managing his plumbing and AC business (Quarato & Quarato, Inc.) the past 49 years.  He loved people and always said “you can never have too many friends” and he had many!  If you knew Tony, as a customer, business associate, family member, boss, weekend hangout friend, or just an acquaintance, you most likely were a recipient of his unending generosity, kindness, loyalty and help.  He did not know a stranger and was a Good Samaritan to numerous people.

In his free time, he loved the wind in his face and the freedom and adventure of the open road on his motorcycles and in his vehicles, whether they be vintage or state of the art with his “need for speed” sometimes putting him in precarious situations!

Tony is survived by a brother, James S. Quarato of Las Vegas, NV; a sister, Rose Mary Quarato of Glouchester, MA; a stepbrother, Walter “Skip” Eshelman of Gilpin Twp., PA; two grandsons, Michael and Matthew Leone; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Anthony Quarato, Sr. (2004); his mother Mary (Fondrk) Quarato (1963); and his stepmother Connie (Eshelman) Quarato (1985).

Per Tony’s request, there will be no viewing.  A Memorial Prayer Service will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018 att 2:30 PM at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) with Pastor Michael Harvey officiating.

Tony was a life-long supporter of St. Jude’s, a charity whose mission is to combat childhood cancer.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 of at 

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