Romolo Anthony Langione
YORK – Romolo Anthony “Tony / Big Tone” Langione, 63, entered into rest unexpectedly Friday morning, May 19, 2023 at his home. He was the loving husband of Shana J. (Sipe) Langione. The couple celebrated 41 years of marriage on September 12, 2022.
Born July 12, 1959 in York, Tony was the son of Ramon A. and Harriet L. (Wire) Langione of York.
He graduated from Northeastern High School in 1977. Tony retired in December of 2021 from Schaedler Yesco in Harrisburg where he was a network administrator. He previously worked as a sales manager for Coca-Cola.
Tony was a lifetime member of Mt. Royal U.M. Church in Dover. He was also a member of the Starview Sportsmen’s Association, the Lemoyne Gun Club, and the NRA. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting sporting clays with his boys, and following Chelsea FC. Tony, “camp cook and DD”, belonged to a cabin in Tioga County where he and so many of his family and friends gathered for fellowship, to recharge, and enjoy the beauty and silence that the mountains provided.
Among Big Tone’s greatest joys in life was attending his son’s scholastic and sporting events. He was very proud of their achievements, as children and as adults, and rejoiced when the boys married and he gained his wonderful daughters-in-law. Tony was extremely grateful to have the privilege of being active in their lives and relished in telling stories about the adventures that the three of them shared.
One of his most cherished roles was being a “Pap-Pap” to Ryan and Drew, a topic that came up in almost every conversation Tony had with people. He loved his grandchildren beyond measure and treasured giving them countless tractor rides, attending soccer matches, building and launching rockets, vacations, buying giant holiday inflatables just to see them smile, building therapy tools, snuggle-buggle bear hugs, wacka-wackas, and playing outside. For a man that hated the sand between his toes, he had no problems taking his grandsons to the beach. Tone’s only retirement “job” was to line soccer fields for Ryan’s soccer club which brought him so much joy as it was for his grandson. Tony was the epitome of a proud grandpa and spent every moment showing his grandchildren what a grandparent’s love is all about.
In addition to his wife and parents, Tony is survived by two sons, Joseph A. Langione and wife, Erin, and Matthew E. Langione and wife, Alison, all of York; two grandsons, Ryan A. and Drew E. Langione; two sisters, Elaine E. Spoon and companion, Art Hoerner and Colleen L. Staub and companion, Tom Lamparter, all of Dover; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved with all his heart.
Following cremation, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the service to celebrate Tony's life at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at Mt. Royal U.M. Church, 6451 Old Carlisle Rd., Dover. Officiating will be his pastor, the Rev. Sandy Kraft. Arrangements have been entrusted to Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., in Dover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Neurology by visiting https://give2.chop.edu.
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