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Anthony “Tony” Lagoda, 80, Wellsville


Anthony “Tony” Lagoda, 80, of Jones Street, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on November 14, 1941 the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Tomchalc) Lagoda. On September 15, 1964 in Buffalo he married his wife of 57 years, Judith Shaw, who survives.

Tony was a longtime resident of Wellsville. He honorably served with the United State Air Force from 1960 to 1966. Tony moved to Wellsville due to his employment with Dresser-Rand, for whom he loyally worked his entire career (where he began in 1964), he retired as project manager in 2010. He was an active member of the Immaculate conception Church, where he was part of the Holy Name Society, served as a Lector, and was member of the Bereavement Committee; he was also a Past Exalted Ruler of the Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, and a member of the Andover Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, Judith, he is survived by: a son, Mark E. (Rebecca) Lagoda of Bridgton, ME; grandchildren, Ruby & Blue Lagoda; a brother-in-law, Tom Wisniewski; a sister-in-law Kathleen Butler; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Ted; and a sister, Christine Wisniewski.

Friends are invited on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:30 AM to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Mass of Christian Burial with Father Robert Agbo presiding. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813. To leave online condolences please visit 

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