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Anthony M. Sano

December 31, 2008

Anthony Mario Sano, 83

TROY Anthony Mario Sano, 83, of Troy, N.Y. passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Albany, N.Y. on July 14, 1925, he was the son of the late Dominick and Leonilda Ciampi Sano.

He was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Cathedral High School and later obtaining his B.A. in business administration from Siena College. During World War II, Mr. Sano proudly served with the United State Marines. Mr. Sano had an entrepreneurial spirit. He owned and operated several businesses: White Eagle Bakery, Trojan Copy Center, Sav-on Printing Company and later was employed by the NYS Department of Labor until his retirement in 2001.

Tony was an avid Yankees fan and as a younger man, an accomplished bowler. He loved country music (Johnny Cash was a favorite!) and passed on this love of music to his children. He had a strong work ethic, and was known as a hard worker often holding down multiple jobs to provide for his family. He had a love of good food (thick steaks and jumbo shrimp), the bright lights and excitement of the casinos and family gatherings. He encouraged each of his children to dream big and enjoy life's journey.

Married in 1947, Tony is predeceased by his wife, Mary Kathleen Wood who died in 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia (Ken VanDeWal) Canaday of Altamont; and a son, Anthony (Heather) Sano Jr. of Ballston Lake; his loving long-time companion, Nancy Rysedorph Rivera of Troy and sons, David Sano of Troy, Andrew Sano of Troy, Mark Sano of Calif., and Brian (Stacey) Sano of Troy; and grandchildren, Jay Canaday of Washington, D.C., Christopher and Madelyn Sano of Ballston Lake and Madison Sano of Troy. He is also survived by his brother, Frederick (Joan) Sano, nieces Lynn, Barbara, Dawn, and nephew Frederick Sano.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., 276 Pawling Ave., Troy. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y.

Memorial contributions in Tony's memory may be made to Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204 or to a charity of one's choice. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit

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