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Anthony P. "Tony" Wentz

01/16/1939 - 07/07/2022

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Obituary For Anthony P. "Tony" Wentz

Anthony Patrick “Tony” Wentz, 83, of Indiana, formerly of Carrolltown, died Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Arbutus Park Manor in Johnstown surrounded by family. Tony was born January 16, 1939 in Spangler to his late parents, Rudy and Agnes (Kelly) Wentz. Tony is also preceded in death by his siblings Judy Owens, Mary Jo Malloy, Tim Wentz, and Tom Wentz. Surviving family include his wife of 56 years, his “Flower,” Catherine (Gartlan) Wentz, formerly of County Louth, Ireland. Also surviving are his daughter Kelly (Tom McVicker) of Indiana, and his sons Brian (Krista) of Sharon, Sean (Karen) of West Haven, Connecticut, and Kevin of Pittsburgh. Additionally, Tony is survived by granddaughter Jocelyn Clayton (fiancé Cameron Nellis) of Indiana, and Step-Grandchildren Amanda, Tommy, Sarah, Clay, Danny, and Drew. Tony is also fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. In his high school days, Tony enjoyed playing football for John Carroll High School as the running back, sporting his # 21 jersey on the field. In the fall of 1956, Tony and his team were undefeated for 12 games. After high school, Tony served as an AM2 in the United States Navy. He was stationed for four years in Hawaii, where he enjoyed fishing and surfing. Upon his return home, Tony met his wife at an Irish pub in Washington DC. Tony spent 38 years working for Murry’s Steaks and moved with Catherine to Indiana, where they raised their four children. In his free time and upon retirement, Tony enjoyed playing tennis with friends and golfing with his nephews. He also enjoyed playing guitar and singing his favorite tunes, particularly after a few drinks with those he loves.
Above all, Tony was a loving and devoted husband and father and a doting grandfather with lots of stories and jokes to tell. His dedication to those close to him is unmatched. He will be greatly missed. Friends and Family will be received Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. 146 North Main Street Carrolltown, Pa, coincidentally along the same street that he was raised– Wentz Street. Funeral Service will be held Monday at 10:30 am at the funeral home, by Pat Owens. Committal St. Benedict Cemetery, Carrolltown. Full military rites will be accorded by local veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Anthony’s family or charity of choice. You may leave online condolences at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or on our Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page. “God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.”

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  • 07/21/2022

    Our sympathy to all of the family on the loss of Tony. Rip. From Patrick Goggin and family.

  • 07/14/2022

    Tony was a special human being and a dear friend. I am going to miss him. Hugs, Love and prayers. Mohan Alexander

  • 07/09/2022

    We were fortunate enough over the years to not only meet him but we became family. I was honored they stayed with us when they were in town and have dinners and joke over a beer or hear Tony's jokes and we would laugh into the night even just a few months ago . The Halloweens we spent together or St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans and 4th of July we will treasure . Our family of 3 were grateful to have known him and he will leave us with lasting memories for a lifetime. He will be deeply missed as he was so loved by us . 🙏💕 With our deepest sympathies to our loving friends/ family Sean Wentz Karen Turner Wentz Catherine Gartlan Wentz Kevin Wentz Brian Wentz Jocelyn Renae Kelly Wentz

  • 07/09/2022

    Uncle Tony you will be missed. My memories of spending time with you, Aunt Kathleen, Uncle Fred and the cousins at your home In Indiana are great. You and Kathleen always opened your home (which always had a Shamrock on the front door no matter what time of year it was) to me and my friends who would come to IUP for the homecoming festivities while I was studying at EUP. We had more fun with you and the family than at ANY of the fraternity parties we went to later that weekend. You offered food, beer and laughs abound. I'm so grateful I have these memories to smile about. I also recall your way of measuring the distance between two locations. You would estimate how ma y "kingers" you'd probably be able to consume between point A and point B. You could ALWAYS be counted on for a great joke, story or tall tale. You have great company where you are and I'm sure are kicking back enjoying an Irish whiskey and laugh with Aunt Jo and My Grandma Judy.

  • 07/09/2022

    Tony was a unique guy. He was so full of life. We will miss Tony and his jokes. With deepest sympathy, Anne & Jim Montgomery.

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    Sweet Moments was sent for Anthony P. "Tony" Wentz - July 11, 2022

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    Jacqueline Verburg sent America the Beautiful for Anthony P. "Tony" Wentz - July 09, 2022

    We will always remember Tony’s joyous laughter! Hugs and prayers. Love, Michel, Bernadette, Jacqueline & Paul

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