Anthony M. “Tony” Passa

September 7, 1941 - April 28, 2020

09/07/1941 - 04/28/2020

Anthony M. “Tony” Passa, 78 of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Valley Hospice South’s Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born September 7, 1941 in Bellaire, Ohio son of the late Domenico and Jennie Marie DeMarco Passa.

Tony was an employee of the former Ohio Ferro Alloys and the former owner of two bakeries, a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge 754 Bellaire, graduate of St. John Central High School and a US Coast Guard veteran

Surviving are his daughters, Kathy (Scott) Klee of Neffs, Ohio and Diana Ring of Etowah, North Carolina and his sister, Anna (Richard) Greenwood of Bellaire, Ohio. Also five grandchildren, Erin (Jeremiah) Jones, Casey (Justin) Clendenin, Scott Michael Klee, Zachary Beard and Kail Ring and three great grandchildren, Gracie, Jenson and Peyton.

Private visitation and services will be held at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Inurnment in the Guardian Angel Mausoleum at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation by going to

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Kim (Rogers) Krahel
3 years ago

I am
So sorry read about the passing of Tony (my godfather) such a presence in my younger years when the parents would get together. Rest In Peace.

Sandy Dimmick
3 years ago

So sorry to hear about Tony. He Always had something to say. He will be missed. RIP my friend.

Cousins Pat DeMarco and Christine DeMarco
3 years ago

All of the enthusiastic praises of Anthony by his many friends are true. Losing him so unexpectedly is heartbreaking. Deepest condolences to Dee Dee and Kathy, to Anna and Richard, and their families. We love you, dear Tony, and take comfort knowing that you are in the loving arms of Almighty God.

Pap T
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss Kathy Erin and Casey. Deepest sympathies and prayers to the whole family.

Pap T
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss Kathy, Erin and Casey. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the whole family .

John DeMarco
3 years ago

My first memory of Anthony was before I was five years old. Uncle Dom had gone out and found two black and white hounds, one for Anthony and one for me. Unfortunately, Anthony lost his dog within the first year. Consequently Anthony and Uncle Dom use to ask me about my dog every time I came to visit, which was very often since my siblings and I were four in number and less than four years apart in age. My mother often needed help in the form of Anna babysitting all of us or my going to Aunt Jen and Uncle Dom’s. When I came to visit Anthony, even though we were five years apart in age, Anthony took me every where he went and I don’t remember him ever having a bad word to say about anybody. The entire Passa family was like that. My deepest condolences to Anna, Richard, Kathy and Dee Dee, also to all of Anthony’s grandchildren and other relatives. Condolences should also go to his friends of seventy plus years. I know all of them only because of Anthony and I always knew how close they all were. For those of you who have ever spent Christmas Eve with Anthony and his family when Uncle Dom opened his first 50 gallon barrel of wine and Aunt Jen made buccala, smelt and every Italian cookie she could think of, it was an experience that no one could forget. Because of obvious circumstances I am unable to return for the services. May God rest Anthony’s soul.

Bob, Jeri and Chris Hockstok
3 years ago

God bless Uncle Tony and all of his family. We know this is a really hard time, but God will now take care of him.

Owen Hoffman
3 years ago

so sorry to hear about Tony he was a close friend worked at Ohio Ferro with Tony . I will miss going to Breakfast with him when i visited . Anna & Richard you have my deepest sympathy.

Mike Schlanz
3 years ago

Kathy, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family in the loss of your father. Mike Schlanz

Dale Pettit
3 years ago

I have lost a friend, and friends can never be replaced. I’ll miss your smile and good humor. To Tony’s daughters, we were neighbors on Holt Ave in Columbus, Ohio. One of you was a toddler and liked to talk with me when I came home from work. You had new shoes and knew how to say “New Shoes” and really liked to show them off. Our whole conversation would be –each of us saying “New Shoes” Eventually, your memories will be heart warming, but it takes time. An old friend from High School, Dale