Santo Anthony “Tony” Trombino, age 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at his home following a brief and sudden illness.
Born in Sicily, Italy, he, along with his parents and two brothers, immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in 1951.
The family settled in the Lower East Side of New York City and later Brooklyn and Queens, New York.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Antonina Trombino.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Trombino, and children from a previous marriage, Annette Swan and husband, Steve Swan of Annandale, New Jersey, and Anthony Trombino of Groveville, New Jersey.
He was an adored grandfather to two grandchildren, Margaret and Abigail Swan.
Also surviving is his brother, James Trombino of Ocean City, and sister-in-law, Patricia Trombino of Princeton, New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his older brother, Michael Trombino, in 2018.
Mr. Trombino worked in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey, as a trade association manager with the Metal Powder Industries Federation.
He founded and later retired from his own publishing and typesetting business, Century Graphics, in Princeton.
He enjoyed visiting Ocean City over the years, owning oceanfront condos and later retiring and building a home in Ocean Pines.
He and Sue enjoyed the OC restaurant scene where they made many friends.
Tony was also an accomplished professional drummer, playing in various rock bands and music halls in New York City.
In retirement, he enjoyed tinkering, building almost anything in his workshop.
An avid baseball fan, he followed the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals. He also enjoyed playing golf with close friends.
Cremation followed his death. Due to covid-19 precautions, services will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to: Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, Maryland 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.