Tony Vinciguerra, 79

Tony Vinciguerra, 79, of Frankford, Del., passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at his home. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a career weatherman serving from JFK Airport in New York to the World Weather Bureau in Maryland. He was always ready to tell a joke or story and would play poker or pinochle for fun with his friends. He was a dialysis patient at FMC in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he always had a joke to share with the nurses and other patients.

Vinciguerra is survived by his wife, Amelia Vinciguerra; son, Tom Vinciguerra and his wife, Lynn, of Waldorf, Md.; daughter, Amy Mitchem and her husband, David, of Annandale, Va.; granddaughter, Rachel Mitchem, also of Annnandale, Va.; two sisters, Gloria Abene of Elmhurst, N.Y., and Phyllis Brody, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The family appreciates the outpouring of condolences, love and prayers during this time. Per his request, no formal services will be performed, as he wanted to be remembered laughing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1107 Kenilworth Dr., Ste. 202, Baltimore, MD 21204-2136; or Vistas Hospice Charitable Fund, 100 Commerce Dr., Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713.