Anthony Michael Zaffarano, 93, of Barto, passed away September 2, 2022, at home. He was the widow of Rita M. (DeStafano) Zaffarano. Born in Ambler, he was a son of the late Francesco Italio and Consiglia (Della Donna) Zaffarano. Anthony attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art. He entered the Army in 1951as a private and was placed in the 43rd Infantry Division Advanced Leader's Course. He graduated and became a sergeant. While stationed in Germany, his wife joined him, and they visited many sites in Germany and Paris, France. After his service, he became a self-employed Custom Home Builder. His career spanned 40 years during which he built 35 homes with the help of his son. Anthony was also a talented artist and carved St. Michael the Archangel from a hickory tree on his property. He was a wood carver and painter. He used his building skills in his wood carving creations. Anthony had two of his wood carvings exhibited at the Reading Museum of Art.
Surviving are children: Amy Rowland, of Barto, and Mark (Anthony Mark) Zaffarano, and his wife Ellen, of Quakertown; grandchildren: "Bob" Anthony Robert Zaffarano, Carolyn Frazer, and Michael Zaffarano; and a great-grandson: Caleb (Anthony Caleb) Zaffarano. He was pre-deceased by siblings: Albert Zaffarano and Lena Mullahey; and stepsiblings: Frank, Rocco, Libra, and Katie.
A Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, September 10th at 10:30 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 610 Pine Street, Bally, PA. Friends may gather from 10 AM until services. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Feeding America (feedingamerica.org) or the
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org). To offer online condolences, please visit his “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.