Anthony Ferrando

  • Born: June 5, 1935
  • Died: October 14, 2018
  • Location: Lyndhurst, Ohio

Fioritto Funeral Service

5236 Mayfield Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Tel. (440) 442-5900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Partner, Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle

Message From The Family

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ANTONINO "TONY", "BIG-T" FERRANDO, age 83, of Lyndhurst, Ohio passed away surrounded by an abundance of love on Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was born June 5, 1935 in Forli Del Sannio, Italy, the son of Carlo and Maria (nee Patete) Ferrando. He immigrated to the United States in 1954 to join his family on the ocean liner SS Andrea Doria.

Tony was a construction worker and self-taught, all around handyman. He was funny, determined, strong-minded and loving. Family was everything to him; even neighbors became family. Long-time friendships and love that have continued throughout generations, these are some of the relationships that we have been able to always count on. Spending days, weeks and summer months out at the camper surrounded by people whom he loved, was all he ever really needed. He was all about getting out and exploring. He always said you didn't need much to travel, just a sandwich and a swirl of the travel cup! Tony was very proud to have visited every state in the USA and to have taken his grandchildren and great nieces and nephews to places for the first time and being able to experience a road trip through his eyes.

He was a true story teller who knew how to captivate a room. Through his stories, he taught us the most valuable lessons; one being simplicity. The simple things in life are the best things. Gardening, canning tomatoes and making wine were some of his favorite things to do. There are so many traditions that he has instilled within his family and they will continue on. He enjoyed golfing and the countless rounds he took on the golf course with his brother Mario, good friend Rich Bohr and so many others.

He is survived by his loving partner of over 24 years, Sandra Keberdle, his children Anita (Tony Phillips) and Michael (Pam) Ferrando, grandchildren Natalie (Jordan) Wlotzko, Paul (Katie) Jacobs, Anthony and Alessandra Ferrando, great grandchildren Jordan and Alina Wlotzko, John and Liam Jacobs, brothers Nicola (Maria) Ferrando of Chesterland and Mario (Marilyn) Ferrando of Mentor, sisters Rina Di Franco and Adele (Ed) Sabo, both of Chesterland, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Giuseppe "Joe" Ferrando, sisters Lucia Fasano, Ida Rossi, Alfonzina Amicone and Filomena Ferrando, and his parents. Interment Maple Hill Cemetery. Funeral Services 10 a.m. Thursday at THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME 5236 MAYFIELD ROAD, LYNDHURST (EAST OF RICHMOND RD.) WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL WEDNESDAY 4-8 P.M.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Dear Sandy and all Tony's family and friends, so sorry for your loss. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Tony but Sandy told me many wonderful and funny stories. My Deepest Sympathy for you all. Marlies Gibson

Posted by Marlies Gibson - Novelty, OH - Family Friend   October 22, 2018

Uncle Tony
We Will Miss You Love You, Always Remember The good times and the Camper We Gave You,Me and You Going to take It to The Camper ground.So Happy You Enjoy It! We Love You!!
Dominic,Donna Tony, Jamie

Posted by Dominic AND DONNA Amicone - ashtabula, OH - Family   October 17, 2018

Uncle Tony
We will miss you. We love you, you gave us the best memories! We will never forget,
Keep watching over us we will need it.
Love you always,
Mary Lou

Posted by Mary Lou DiFranco - Chesterland, OH - Family   October 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of Uncle Tony's Passing he will truly be missed. Love and hugs to all my family So sorry I can't be there to say goodbye. I will always remember all the good times we had when we were growing up, the family get togethers, holidays and visits to Ashtabula. Love you Uncle Tony

Posted by Rosemary Ferrando Phelps - Springfield, TN - Family   October 16, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the families of "Uncle Tony". I only met him for a brief moment in life but he was a very gracious man. May all of the memories you EACH have of and with him sustain you in this sorrowful time.

Posted by Josephine Mulholland - ashtabula, OH   October 16, 2018


We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Tony's entire family. In the short time we were privileged to know him, he was always gracious and welcoming to our family. Always full of life and kind. Praying for all of his family, Mike & Laura Tost (parents of Chris Tost)

Posted by Mike & Laura Tost - Wintersville, OH - Family Friend   October 16, 2018

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