Anthony Ferraro, of Denver, N.C., the beloved brother of Salvatore Ferraro and the late Caren Ferraro, cherished uncle to Holly, Samantha, Stephanie, and Salvatore Ferraro, passed away Monday, April 18th, 2022.
In addition to his brother, nieces, and nephew, he is survived by his former wife Gale Ferraro, his stepsons John Bergacs and Christopher Bergacs, and his granddaughter Alyssa Bergacs.
Anthony was born on October 2nd, 1956 in Corona, New York to the late Vito Ferraro and Helen Cacossa
Anthony attended Newtown High school in Elmhurst, New York, and graduated in 1974. Less than a year after graduating Anthony had joined and served as a Sergeant in the United States Airforce. He worked as a Ground Radio Communications Equipment Repairman. During his time in the service, he traveled through various different bases in New York, Texas, Mississippi, as well as Italy. After three years of service, Anthony was honorably discharged.
After his years of service, Anthony decided to further his education. In doing so he attended the Bernard M. Baruch College, in the City of New York, where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude. While attending Baruch College he was elected as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society. He was also initiated into Sigma Iota Epsilon, an honorary management honor society. After attending Baruch College, he went on to DeVry University where he graduated with high honors, receiving his degree in Telecommunications and Management. Anthony then went on to receive his Masters of Science in Telecommunication and Computing Management from Polytechnic University. With his education and work experience Anthony went on to work as part of the management team at AT&T.
Anthony enjoyed reading various books from financing to Ernest Hemingway. He also enjoyed camping. He would go out weeks at a time to Yellowstone national park and Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of Keystone South Dakota. Some would say he was a survivalist. He also had a passion for music from the Blues to the Beatles, Elvis and Classical. As a young man Anthony taught himself to play the harmonica and became quite good over the years. His other passions included cars and watches.
Anthony was the person who could talk to anyone about anything for hours on end. He was kind and cared for all those around him. He will be deeply missed by all, but the memory of him will live on in those who survive him. Anthony will forever be loved and never forgotten.
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Monday May 9, 2022 at 11:00AM at Salisbury National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony’s memory can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Foundation.