Antonio Caruso Memorial and Scholarship Fund

Antonio Caruso Jr. died April 30th, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.

47785878_1588334926488807_r.jpegTony loved – and was loved – widely and well. He taught passionately and changed lives. He gave his time, his attention and his gifts freely and fully. He was a rare and spectacular human being, and it’s impossible to do his life justice with words.

But words were one of Tony’s greatest passions, so we must at least try…

Adoring husband (Daniele), devoted father (Rocco) and dedicated dog-dad (Frazier and Leo)

Cherished son (Antonio Sr. and Rose) and beloved brother (Maria, Joanne and Laura)

Deeply invested teacher, highly respected colleague, generous mentor

Loyal, ride-or-die friend

Laugher, learner, listener

Lover of the written word (Salinger)…

               …and music (Springsteen)…

                             …and motorcycles (Harley)      

Giver of gifts and planner of surprises

Reader, writer, teller of stories

Jeep driver, deep diver

Educator, phony-hater                                                                                             

Truth teller, ‘Burgh dweller

Turner of pages, man for the ages

The greatest loves of Tony’s extraordinary life were his family, and education. You can honor Tony – and support these great loves – by contributing to a college fund for his son, Rocco. Whether Tony was your friend, teacher, colleague, mentor, neighbor or family member, you can be a part of his legacy by helping make sure Rocco’s higher education is provided for.

Please give what you are able, and in the comments please leave a word or phrase about who Tony was, and what he meant, to you.


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  • A Manesh 
    • 1,000 $ 
    • 1 mo
  • Kevin, Lynn and John Keyho 
    • 150 $ 
    • 5 mos
  • Ethan Sansosti 
    • 100 $ 
    • 5 mos
  • Josephine & Frank Caruso 
    • 100 $ 
    • 6 mos
  • Nicole Goodwin 
    • 50 $ 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Kay Modaffari 
New Kensington, PA
Daniele Caruso 
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