Obituary - Anthony D. Miele

Anthony D. Miele, Esq., 85, of 45 Overhill Road, Williamsport, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the Williamsport Home.

Born September 16, 1924 in Williamsport, he was a son of Luigi and Orsola Cioffi Miele.

He was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School and accepted a football scholarship to Villanova. In April of 1943 he was drafted into the US Navy, served during WWII, and was discharged in April of 1946. Tony spent one year at Dickinson Seminary - Lycoming College in 1947 to play football. In 1948 he received a football scholarship to Bucknell University. While at Bucknell, he began dating his soon to be wife Matilda Noviello, whom he married on September 15, 1950.

In June of 1953 he entered the Washington School of Law at American University in Washington D.C., and graduated with a Law Degree in 1956. While at Law School he worked as a policeman at the Capitol.

In 1960 Tony was admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. In 1961 he was admitted to practice Law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and was also admitted to the Lycoming County Bar Association. He moved back to Williamsport to practice law with his brother Pat Fierro, Esq., who died in 1978. Tony was still practicing law until his passing on July 29, 2010.

Tony's love was race horses, he loved to watch horse races and also owned race horses for some time. In the late 1970's Sol Wolf (football coach and sports announcer) asked Tony to help him form the West Branch Valley Sports Hall of Fame. Tony served as a Master of Ceremonies and attorney for the West Branch Valley Sports Hall of Fame for many years. He was elected to the West Branch Valley Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish Mater Dolorosa Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Matilda (Noviello) Miele on Dec. 3, 1986, a daughter Cecilia L. Miele on Dec. 24, 2008, a brother Patrick H. Fierro, Esq., and two sisters, Mary Stitely and Lena Bower.

Surviving are three daughters, Lucia Montoya (Fred) of Chesapeake, VA, Lisa Salvatori (Steve) of Williamsport, Ursula Blazer of Williamsport, a son Anthony P. Miele of San Francisco, CA, sixteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Monday at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 635 Hepburn St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Shane L. Kirby and the Rev. Patrick Cortese celebrants. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Tony's name may be made to Shepherd of the Streets, 699 Center St., or St. Anthony's Center, 125 Willow St., Williamsport, PA 17701.