Anthony Thomas Servello, 60

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(1/21/2011)
Anthony Thomas Servello, 60A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow on February 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM. Anthony Thomas Servello, Jr., age 60, of Hollywood, MD,  died at St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday, January 21, 2011, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Born May 27, 1950, in White Plains, NY, to Anthony Thomas Servello, Sr., and Jenny DeMilio, he attended Paul Smith’s College immediately following high school, later earning his bachelor’s degree from Regent’s College in New York, and then his teaching degree from the University of Maryland in 1991. Tom enlisted in the United States Navy in 1969 and served in the Vietnam War and the first Gulf War before retiring after 22 years as a Chief Petty Officer.  He then taught NASA Lab and Electronics at the Forrest Career and Technology Center for 15 years before beginning his third career as a government contractor supporting Navy programs at RBC and then finally Eagle Systems. On November 19, 1972, in Mamaroneck, NY, he married Elizabeth Ann DeAngelo.  Together Tom and Elizabeth lived in San Diego, CA, and Memphis, TN, before settling in St. Mary’s County in 1974. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth, his brother Richard and his sister Wendy, his sons Christopher and Jeffrey, their wives Lahn and Jennifer, and the apples of his eye, his grandchildren Zachary, Eva and Whitney. Tom will be especially remembered for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, an avid Navy football fan, and a man dedicated to national and community service. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 27, 2011, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers will be recited at 7:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 11:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating.  Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in the name of Anthony T. Servello may be made  to either the St John’s School Capital Fund, 43900 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636, or to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation-St Mary’s Hospital, c/o Development Specialist, Marketing & Public Relations Department, P.O. Box 527, Leonardtown, MD 20650. His family would like to thank the dedicated and caring healthcare professionals at St. Mary’s and Johns Hopkins Hospitals, their St. Mary’s County Public Schools and Eagle Systems colleagues, and the countless friends and family who made the last nine months bearable through their humor, support and love.





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