Dr. Anthony P.Sindoni, age 94 of Falls, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Dr. Sindoni was born August 1, 1923 in Atlantic City, NJ, and was the son of the late Anthony C. and Elvira Masino Sindoni.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Sindoni.
Anthony's father was a celloist and his mother was a ballet dancer, so he was introduced to music and arts at an early age, eventually playing professionally in big bands in Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City, NJ. Some notable places were Steel Pier, Million Dollar Pier and various night clubs even playing for such celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
He enlisted in the Navy during World War II. Following an honorable discharge, he entered the Julliard School of Music under a scholarship for the arts. At night, he would attend the New York Art Students League, eventually teaching figure drawing in New York City. He played music in Atlantic City during the summer.
Although Anthony studied arts, he was always interested in medicine. He was eventually encouraged by his uncles who were in the medical field to study at the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Upon graduation, he won the clinician's award for treating the most patients in the history of Temple for the year 1958. He practiced in both Kingston and Dallas for 30 years.
Born near the ocean, he was an avid swimmer and diver winning many awards. With his unusual humor, he was known by everyone to turn darkness into light.
Anthony was always ready to encourage anyone with words of wisdom. Truly a Renaissance Man, he will be greatly missed by those who knew him and his cats, Mandy and Roma.
A prayer service will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Deacon Eugene Blockus, officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.