Anthony "A.R." Scalise

July 17, 1928  -  June 2, 2017


Age 88, of West Mifflin (formerly of Duquesne), passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 2, 2017. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Dolores "Becky".  Father of Anthony (Deborah), Christina, Mark (Samantha) and Joseph (Shelley).  Grandfather of Michael (Loren), Robert, Christopher, Kristina, Sarah and John.  Brother of Frank, Charles, Vince and Frances Drago.  Son of Antonio and Caterina Scalise, of Bella Italy.  Anthony was a FA of the U.S. Navy and a radio technician.  In 1946, Tony founded A.R. Scalise, Inc. until he retired as CEO in 1987 and continued to serve as Chairman of the Board.  Tony served on the board of directors for Mechanical Contractors Assoc., he was a Rotary Member and loved to golf, hunt and fish, above all spending time with his family.  Tony was also named the Civil Air Patrol Man of the Year in 1968 of Squadron 602.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Rd, Pittsburgh 15236.  A Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home's chapel on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Online condolences may be left at    


Monday from 2-8 p.m.

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

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Tuesday at 10 a.m.

301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

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Joseph Young, PE

My Wife and I would like to express our sincerest condolences regarding the death of your Father and Grandfather. Please take comfort in the fact that he was a successful Businessman and Family Man.

During the time that I worked for A. R, Scalise, in the 1980's, he always treated me with dignity and respect. My interactions with him were positive and constructive. This behavior enriched my life during those trying times of change and uncertainty. He extended a helping hand to many displaced Mon Valley Steel Workers by offering them opportunities where they could learn new skills and live with dignity. He was a truly virtuous man.

 Posted Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:28pm
Tony Scalise

Joe, Thank you for kind words. We all learned from him in both life and business

 Posted Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:43pm

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