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Anthony P. (Tony) Mileca

July 6, 1936 — October 17, 2022

Anthony (Tony) P. Mileca was born in the neighborhood of West Aliquippa, PA on July 6, 1936. He
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Loyalhanna
Care Center in Derry Twp., PA. He was 86. Tony graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1954
and began working for Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation and enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air
National Guard (PaANG). He spent most of his adult life living and working in Latrobe, PA. He
began his career in education teaching Machine Shop at the Eastern Westmoreland Area
Vocational Technical School where he eventually became the Director. After his retirement from
the Vocational Technical school in 1990, he was recruited by Remington Education Center in
Blairesville, PA and served as their Executive Director until his retirement in 1998. Tony firmly
believed in the benefits of education and was a lifelong learner. He acquired a Bachelor of Science
degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976, a Master’s degree in Education from the
University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and a Master of Arts degree from Indiana University of
Pennsylvania in 1993. In addition to a distinguished career in education, Tony also enjoyed a long
and distinguished career with PaANG as a key member of the 112th Tactical Fighter Group in
Pittsburgh, PA. At the time of his retirement in 1993, Tony had achieved the rank of Chief Master
Sergeant serving from the squadron’s inception to its deactivation, a tenure of more than 40
years. He was awarded PaANG’s highest honor with his induction into the PaANG’s Hall of Fame
in September 2011 for his outstanding service. In addition to his commitment to education and
service, Tony was a loving family man who loved big family get-togethers, and spending time with
family, friends, and his two cats Bebee and Suzie. He enjoyed boating, motorcycles, and cars. He
was a kind and wonderful man who adored his family and made new friends wherever he went.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Clara (Swiatek), his dear parents Anna
(Urbanick) Barberini and Phillip R. Mileca, brother-in-law Darrell Speirs, a grandson Anthony M.
Mileca, and dear friends Norman McWhinney, PhD and Roddy Polojac. He is survived by his six
children Phillip Mileca and his wife Katherine, Shirley Mileca and her husband Todd A. Smith,
David Mileca, Ronald Mileca and his wife Karole, Anthony E. Mileca and Claire Mileca; eleven
grandchildren Madison, Alison, Christopher, Mariana, Nicholas, Sarah, Michael, Mackenzie,
Alexander Mileca, Carson and Zackary Evancho; two sisters Victoria Speirs and Theresa Robison
and her husband Jack, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 22,
2022, at the Frederick Funeral Home, Inc. at 1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650 from 2:00
to 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the Aliquippa Christian Assembly Church, 166 W.
Shaffer Road, Center Twp., PA 15001 at a date and time to be determined, with Pastor Jack
Robison officiating. Inurnment will occur at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville,
PA. To send condolences or send flowers, visit

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

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