Anthony J. Prinzo, aka Uncle Tony, aka Tone, aka Tony P, aka Big Tony, aka Mr. P, aka Daddy passed on May 3, 2023; survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Helen Prinzo (née Herron), his daughter Mary Prinzo Kiernan (David Bucko, Joshua and Daniel Bucko, Granddogs Pokey and Pru), and his daughter Annamarie Prinzo (Candace Karch, Granddog Wrigley, Grandcat Birdie), and his wife’s cat Rosie, who tolerated him more than most people. He is additionally survived by his sisters, Elaine Malseed and Annamarie Miller, as well as the many nieces and nephews that he loved infinitely: Joann, Marlene, Annette, John, Patricia, Vince, Joe, Jim, Andrea, Anne, Bobby - he loved you all so very much, and was always so very proud of you!
He is preceded in death by his father Anthony and his mother Anna, his sisters Grace and Josephine, and his brothers Carmen and Pat (Pasquale). He is also preceded in death by his beloved Dog-ter Dandy, who he pretended to hate but loved with all his heart, and his grand-dogs: Storm, who was the love of his life (sorry mom), and Olive.
Tony was a hero to his family. His parents, his sisters and brothers, his nieces and nephews, his wife and children will tell you: he was generous to a fault. He was kind. He liked to pretend he was a cranky old guy - but his heart was huge, and he cherished his family and his friends. He was 92, and he’d lived quite a life: he worked for GE for 37 years in engineering - and his contributions include the Apollo satellites that sent the first US monkeys into space (but you really had to pull that out of him). He was in the US National Guard, a veteran that served 22 years. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, putting himself through school at Drexel University at night over 10 years. And THEN he married and had children. He was an Eagles season ticket holder for 49 years, writing letters to the organization during the Rich Kotite years because HE WAS LIVID (and who wouldn’t be?!); he gave up his seasonal Sunday tradition when the Eagles moved to the Linc and “personal seat licenses” made the extremely financially savvy Tony P - once again - livid (though he deeply considered this decision, as going to these games with his friends and nephews John and Jimmy was one of his very greatest joys).
92 years is a very long time, and because he chose to stick around so long, he will see many friends and beloved family members and pets in his last destination . He touched so many lives so deeply. He has taught us all so much. We are blessed to have had him so long, and we will miss him every day.
A viewing will be held on Thursday May 11, 2023, at 9am, followed at 10am by a Mass at St Genevieve Catholic Church (1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown PA) and interment at Cavalry Cemetery (235 E Matsonford Road, Conshohocken PA). A luncheon to celebrate Tony's life will be held following the services at Jack Francis Catering 300 Maple Ave Conshohocken, PA). In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to the St. Joseph Villa (110 W Wissahickon Pike, Flourtown PA).