Anthony “Tony” Marcoaldi, longtime owner of Indiana Feed and Supply, passed away quietly on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Anthony was the son of the late Liso and Chiara (Paolucci) Marcoaldi. He was born in Bakerton on Jan. 3, 1933.
Tony grew up in Fulton Run and as a young child, he was an avid baseball player into his high school years and beyond. While pitching in the pony league, with players between the age of 14 and 15, he struck out 19 of 21 batters. This was one of his greatest accomplishments. Every time he took the mound, he struck out 15 to 16 batters. He also played and/or coached Indiana County League baseball for the Fulton Run Dodgers, and won the championship.
When Tony was first married, he worked at the Heinz Factory in Pittsburgh and moved back to Indiana and worked as a Singer Sewer Machine salesman, and a part-time farmer. He then bought Aultman’s Feed Store on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, 1964. Tony then renamed it to Indiana Feed and Supply. He used to say if “Columbus could take a chance, he would take a chance,” and therefore purchased the business with his wife, Ann. Anyone that knew him knew he had the cleanest store around and an extremely manicured lawn. Tony happily greeted everyone, and instantly gave them a nickname. He was an avid hunter, making many trips out West for big game. Tony was most proud of his granddaughters and his great-grandson, Mason.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Annabell (Hilty) Marcoaldi, whom he married in June of 1952. They had two sons, Anthony A. Marcoaldi and wife Jeanette (Crane); and Kenneth Marcoaldi and wife Patricia (Mauro); two granddaughters: Nicole (Marcoaldi) Dinwiddie and husband James; and Cassandra (Marcoaldi) Risinger and husband Nick; and a great-grandson, Mason Risinger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Marcoaldi; two half-brothers, Gino Pacconi and Joe Pacconi; and a half-sister, Ellia Pacconi.
There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. July 20 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church. Robinson-Lytle Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions be made to Make A Wish Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938 or email @pawv.wish.org.