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Anthony John Caliguire passed peacefully on January 18, 2024 at his home in Thornburg PA, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Gina (Schuler) Caliguire, his children Alexandria Caliguire (Elizabeth Hertz), Anthony Sarafino Caliguire (Lynn), and Luciano Caliguire, and his grandchildren Charlie Jean Caliguire and Anthony John Caliguire II. He was preceded in death by his parents Sarafina (Joe) and Barbara (Barbie) Caliguire and his sister, Sherry Stuart. He is also survived by his brothers Joseph (Kelly) and Dean (Cindy) Caliguire. Nieces, nephews, and many other family members and friends also survive him.
Most important to Tony was the love of his life and best friend, GG, without whom he felt he would not have become the person he was. Tony loved exploring and traveling, biking, visits to La Prima for coffee, and entertaining and making people laugh. He performed as a clown with the Barnum & Bailey Circus, enthusiastic trivia dancer on Live with Kelly & Ryan, numerous roles with the Thornburg Village Players and an exceptional Santa Claus. Tony was a devoted father and joyfully welcomed his two grandchildren, to whom he was Big Poppa. He believed that food was a great expression of love, from shopping and preparing to serving it to his family and friends. Eating at his table was a joy, cleaning up after him was not. He cherished summer holidays in Sunset Beach, NC as well as quiet evenings on the river in Pittsburgh where, as of late, he loved getting to know his son’s girlfriend Amanda.
Tony began his career in healthcare as one of the founding medics of the Robinson Emergency Medical Service (REMS). He worked as an emergency room nurse at Ohio Valley General Hospital, and over a 25-year span, developed the Business Fit program, the Wound Care Center, and multiple physician practices as the Vice President of Marketing/Business Development. He then took on the role of Vice President Chief Nursing Officer. He loved his OVGH family and never believed he would find that again until he began working at Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics. As Regional Vice President, Tony’s personal goal was aligned with company’s mission of empowering human potential in both his coworkers and their patients. He remained involved with REMS for the last 30 years serving as the President of its Board of Directors.
The family is forever grateful to their friends, family, and neighbors for their continuous and generous acts of kindness over the last year. Thank you to the oncology team at the St Clair UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, especially Ally and Dr. Robert VanderWeele. Finally, to John Chamberlain who helped Tony tell his story & have some laughs on the YaJagoff podcast. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Tony’s name. The family suggests The Hanger Foundation, 10910 Domain Dr., Suite 300, Austin TX, 78758 or (www.hangerfoundation.org); Robinson EMS, 998 Church Hill Rd., Pittsburgh 15205; The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or (www.pancan.org).
Friends will be received Thursday, January 25, 2024 4:00-7:00 PM and Friday, January 26, 2024 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 PM at SCHEPNER-McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 165 Noble Ave, Crafton 15205. Funeral prayer 9:00 AM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial to follow at 10:00 AM in St Michael the Archangel- St Bernard Catholic Parish Church, 311 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh 15216. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Moon Twp. A luncheon to celebrate Tony’s life will immediately commence.