Anthony "Tony" Taibi, 89, of Lewiston, NY, died on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Angelo and Angeline (Cannizzaro) Taibi.
Tony was a lifelong resident of the Niagara Falls area and attended local schools. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army with the Military Police from March 13, 1943 until his honorable discharge on February 14, 1946. He served in Northern France and Rhineland and was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. He later served in the National Guard from 1949 until 1950. On June 19, 1948, he married Barbara A. (Furnary) Taibi at the former Sacred Heart Church. Mrs. Taibi predeceased him on June 14, 2010. He and his brothers, Frank and James, owned and operated Taibi Brothers Fuel Oil and Heating and later Niagara Concrete, both in Niagara Falls, NY. Following his retirement Tony worked in the Lewiston town parks. Tony had a passion for airplanes and was a licensed private pilot. He enjoyed flying private aircraft as well as building and flying radio controlled model airplanes.
Mr. Taibi is survived by two sons, Paul A. Taibi of Lewiston, NY and Robert (Maryann) Taibi of Niagara Falls, NY and was predeceased by one son, Richard V. Taibi. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Angela, Mary, Lizzy, Maria and Anthony; three step-grandchildren, T.J., Craig and MaryJo; one great-grandchild, Javonni; one brother, Frank (Mary) Taibi of Lewiston, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Angelo (late Marlene) Taibi and James (Lucy in Florida) Taibi.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2-8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin on Thursday, February 21st at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY.
Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.