Anthony D. Altavilla, 82, of Rumson passed away at home Sunday, April 24 with his family by his side.
He graduated from Concord College in Athens, West Virginia. He was a high school teacher at Raritan High School for almost 30 years and coached many different sports. Tony was the owner and instructor of the Rumson Driving School for 20 years. He also authored two books and co-authored a third book about driver’s education.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Core of Engineers in Germany during the Korean War, was a pitcher for Val’s softball team pitching the only no-hitter. He was an avid NY Giants and Yankees sports fan. He cooked at Lunch Break in Red Bank for many years and was a member of Holy Cross Church and the Healing Shepard Prayer Group.
Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Catherine; his loving children and in-laws, Susan and Joseph Concannon, Karen Altavilla, Anthony D. and Leslie Altavilla, Catherine Ann and John Hickey, Mary Catherine and Patrick Guba. Also surviving are his dear grandchildren, Julia, Clare, Megan, Anna, Caroline, Brandon, Bridget, Tommy and Ryleigh; and his favorite dog, Molly.
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29 at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson. Interment will be private.
Please visit Tony’s memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com