Mr. Anthony "Tony" Poloso, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on May 23, 2023, in Columbia, MD after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born on October 14, 1950, in Ridgefield, NJ, Tony was a dedicated family man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Tony is survived by his devoted wife of over 50 years, Yolanda "Sandy" Poloso, his son Neil Poloso, his daughter Toni Salter, and his cherished grandchildren Evan and Madeline Salter, and Zachary and Henry Poloso. Tony's generous, loving, and funny nature endeared him to his family and friends, and his memory will live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Tony was a highly educated man, earning both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology. He went on to have a successful career as a chemical engineer for ExxonMobil, where his dedication and ingenuity led to the development of multiple patents. Tony's work ethic and commitment to excellence served as an inspiration to those around him.
Outside of his professional life, Tony was a man of many interests. He took great joy in watching his grandchildren participate in sports and music, always offering his support and encouragement. A lover of word games, Tony could often be found solving crossword puzzles or engaging in friendly competition over a game of Scrabble. He also had a passion for cooking, delighting his family with his culinary creations, especially his famous giant meatballs and lasagna.
In the words of the famous author, Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Tony's life was a testament to the power of love, humor, and generosity, and his legacy will continue to inspire those who were touched by his kindness. As we remember Tony, let us celebrate the joy he brought to our lives and the lasting impact he made on those around him.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Tony's memory.
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