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Tony Mongillo

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.

Tony Mongillo Dies At 93; Captured Railroad Heyday

Tony Mongillo Dies At 93;

Captured Railroad Heyday

Antonio Pasquale Mongillo – known to all Oneontans as Tony – died yesterday. Here, he shared his railroad memories at the Oneonta History Center in April 2013.   He was particularly celebrated for his detailed pen-and-ink drawings of locomotives that passed through his native city.  Arrangements are with Grummons Funeral Home and a full obituary will be forthcoming.  (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Tony Mongillo Drawing Unearthed

Tony Mongillo Drawing Unearthed

A new pen-and-ink – this unusual image of crews digging out the track for a D&H engine – is now hanging in "Tony Mongillo's Oneonta," an exhibit at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St.  Bob Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society executive director, said City Clerk Nancy Powell discovered the unusual piece in a file in City Hall, and sent it over to be added to the exhibit.  The History Center is open noon-3 Fridays and 10-4 Saturdays.
A new pen-and-ink – this unusual image of crews digging out the track for a D&H engine – is now hanging in “Tony Mongillo’s Oneonta,” an exhibit at the Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St. Bob Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society executive director, said City Clerk Nancy Powell discovered the piece in a file in City Hall, and sent it over to be added to the exhibit. The History Center is open noon-3 Fridays and 10-4 Saturdays.
Tony Mongillo’s Railroad Art Heralded At Exhibit Opening

Tony Mongillo’s Railroad Art

Heralded At Exhibit Opening

Irene Curley sets the stage this afternoon for a Q&A with railroad artist and Man-About-Oneonta Tony Mongillo and his wife Ann at the opening of "Tony Mongillo's Oneonta" at the Oneonta History Center.  To Mongillo's right are his nephew Chuck Washburn and Joe and Betty Reddell.  Ann Mongillo was Mrs. Curley's house mother at SUNY Oneonta's Alpha Delta Beta sorority.  Tony, 92, a notable story-teller, was prompted to repeat many of his favorite by an admiring audience.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Irene Curley sets the stage this afternoon for a Q&A with railroad artist and Man-About-Oneonta Tony Mongillo and his wife Ann at the opening of “Tony Mongillo’s Oneonta,” an exhibit of many of his pen and ink drawings, at the Oneonta History Center. To Mongillo’s right are his nephew Chuck Washburn and Joe and Betty Reddell. Ann Mongillo was Mrs. Curley’s house mother at SUNY Oneonta’s Alpha Delta Beta sorority. Tony, 92, a notable story-teller, was prompted to repeat many of his favorites by an admiring audience. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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