Anthony J. Parravani

June 2, 1939 - December 10, 2011

06/02/1939 - 12/10/2011

Past Services

Thursday December 15, 2011
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Friday December 16, 2011
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday December 16, 2011
11:00 am
St. John's Catholic Church
622 Main St.
Benwood, WV 26031

Parravani, Anthony J., Sr., 72, of Benwood, WV, died Saturday, December 10, 2011 in Wheeling Hospital.
He was born June 2, 1939 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Pietro and Mary Fallova Parravani.
Mr. Parravani was self-employed by Archway Cookies; a member of St. John Catholic Chuch, Benwood; and the Garibaldi Lodge. He was an avid WVU and Steelers fan, and loved to garden.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 48 years, Irene L. Whitlatch Parravani; a son, Dr. Anthony J. Jennifer Parravani, Jr. of Morgantown, WV; two grandchildren, Dominic Parravani and Isabella Parravani; a sister, Frances Parravani of Benwood.
Friends will be received from 1-8 pm Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV, where a vigil service will be held at 5:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday, December 16, 2011 at St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant.
Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
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Sylvia McNeil
8 years ago

Dear Irene and Family

To let you know so many thoughts and prayers are with you and yours

Take care , Keep the faith and May God Bless you with His Peace and Love. “When someone you lov becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure!” So very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Sylvia McNeil Bilo from Benwood

Rose Mary Loria Zurek
8 years ago

Dear Tootie, Frances & family

I want you to know how deeply I feel for you in this time of sorrow. I send my deepest sympathy.

Love and prayers,

Rose Mary Loria Zurek

Sheila Kowalczyk
8 years ago

Dear Tootie, So sorry, Tony fought the good fight! The good are taken too soon. Dad has a seat waiting for him watching those Steelers. They can even go to the away games. God Bless “The Cookie Man”.

George T. Sidiropolis
8 years ago

For those who knew him, little more has to be said about his character, integrity and love for his family. A rock-solid man who stood for much of what America lacks today. My special condolences to Tootie and Dr. Tony.

Normajean Regan Graybill
8 years ago

I am very sorry to hear of Tony’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. It seems like yesterday that we were all so much younger and living on Boggs Run. May all your memories be only good ones.

ray naegele
8 years ago

i worked for frito lay for 29yrs and would see tony several times a week/he was a great guy and we would kid around about buisness/i am very sorry for your loss.i will remember him as a friend always

Nila Kramar Brunner
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Nila Jean Kramar Brunner

Judy Toman
8 years ago

so sorry

sending love-hugs and lots and lots of prayers

Judy and Frank Toman

Dana Stauver
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Tony. I will always remember that ornery grin he always had on his face. Prayers are with you and your family. Love, Dana and John Stauver, Pat, Joe and Denise Villani

brenda dwight raber
8 years ago

Sorry for your lose, dads are always the most important, and its always more than they ever know. my thought and prayers are with you and yourfamily at this time.

my love and prayers brenda

Eric James
8 years ago

The word “Family” has great meaning and the one thing that I have known for many years is the strength that all of the wonderful people in your family possess. Tony was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Having been around all of you many times through the years, I have witnessed firsthand the love and respect that all of you show to one another. I will personally miss him greatly and all of you are in my prayers. God Bless all of you during this difficult time.

Sarah Sofka
8 years ago

Tony and Family,

I’m so sorry about your dad’s passing. He must have been a great father to raise such a wonderful son and doctor. His pride and love for his family will shine down from Heaven.

Mike Ridh
8 years ago

Tony was more a brother to me than my own. I always felt like part of the family. I am so broken up. I can’t believe it. I don’t live close enough to attend the funeral. I really loved that man. He was always a true friend. I am crying and shaking as I write this. Tootie, I am so sorry. My best to all. I miss you all. You are in my prayers. Love, Mike Rich

Rod J. Mustanski
8 years ago

Tootie and Family,

So sorry to hear about Tony. Brother Stan, and I often reminisce our days of growing up in Wheeling. One of the fondest are the weddings and receptions…with all of the celebrations. No one could dance like you and Tony…all eyes were upon you when the polkas were played.

God Bless and Take care.


Rod J. Carbide as Uncle Bart called me

Dana Jafrate
8 years ago

Tootie, Tony, and family,

I was very sorry to hear the sad news of Tony. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

Courtney Walker Clark
8 years ago

Tootie, Tony, and family,

I am sending my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed spending time with Tony at “the club.” My fondest memory of him was making spaghetti noodles and working the spaghetti dinners. I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a good man and will be missed greatly.

8 years ago

We are sorry for your loss. He is fondly remembered.

Rosetta, Barbara, and Regina Viscolosi