Anthony Tullio Ciarfella Obituary

Anthony Tullio Ciarfella, Jr.

March 15, 1940 - August 15, 2016

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Anthony Tullio Ciarfella, Jr.

Anthony Tullio Ciarfella, Jr., entered into rest on August 15, 2016. Born on March 15, 1940 to Italian immigrants, he was the son of Anthony T. and Maria (Spema) Ciarfella, Sr.

Junior was a graduate of Lockport High School, then enlisting in the US Army. He was employed by General Motors, retiring in 1971 to operate with his wife Joy, the Diamond, which to this day is a family run business. He enjoyed spending time with family and grandchildren and was a frequent fisherman in Conneaut, OH.

Junior loved cooking and entertaining and made many friends being in business for over 45 years. He acquired many lasting friendships and was always there to lend a hand to those in need. You could always count on Junior, he was a man of his word.

Junior was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joy (Keymel) Ciarfella. Beloved father of Jean (Nick Harrington) Ciarfella, Julie (De Wayne) Peters and Anthony Ciarfella. Cherished grandfather of Justin Kirchberger, Angelina and Gavin Ciarfella, Isabella Peters and Jolina Ciarfella. Dear brother of Henry (Nancy) Ciarfella, Norma (Leon) Harling, and the late Mildred (Albert) DelMonte, Elsa (Donald) Fink and Antionette Payne. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Friday at the Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.


  1. Thomas Kirchberger & Tiffany Chastain on August 20, 2016 at 12:03 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Jackie Ward on August 20, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Jeannie, Julie & Tony,

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad (Jr.). He was like a father to my ex John Ward. Our girls Jennifer & Melissa spent many childhood hours at the Diamond with your parents. Lots of wonderful memories. Melissa & Jackie Ward want you all to know your in our thoughts & prayers. May God be with each of you as you all go forward in your lives.

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