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Tony Mongillo, 93; Recorded Railroad Heyday In Pen, Ink
IN MEMORIAM

Tony Mongillo, 93; Recorded

Railroad Heyday In Pen, Ink

Tony Mongillo

ONEONTA – Antonio Pasquale “Tony” Mongillo, 93, an honored citizen of his native city whose pen-and-ink drawings of locomotives captured Oneonta’s railroad heyday, passed away on Wednesday Feb. 8, 2017, at Fox Hospital.

He was famously christened the “Picasso of the Sixth Ward” by “Big Chuck” D’Imperio, the DJ and historian.

Tony was born to Pasquale and Rose (Perrine) Mongillo on Jan. 26, 1924, on West Broadway in the house he grew up in.

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