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Dr. Anthony Coletta

August 13, 1953 — May 11, 2024

Broomall, PA

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Dr. Anthony Coletta on May 11, 2024, in Longport, NJ.

Tony (dad/doc/pop-pop) was born on August 13th, 1953 in Philadelphia. He was a beloved husband to Karen and a loving father to Maria (spouse Damien), Anthony (spouse Nastassja), and Nicholas (spouse Daniela). He was an ever-loving brother to Dee, Dom, Phyllis, Joe, and Ann Marie. Above all, his greatest joy was in being the world’s greatest Poppop to Jack, Anthony, Dylan, and Harry. He was also the beloved human sidekick to his best buddies Gus and Lily.

Tony was a passionate, pioneering surgeon at Bryn Mawr Hospital for 25 years. He was loved by his patients and colleagues. He was also a successful Healthcare leader and entrepreneur, working at Holy Redeemer Health System, Tandigm Health, and Independence Blue Cross. While he was widely known for his career accomplishments, the work most important to him was his philanthropy. Over the course of many years, he brought surgical teams to Haiti to provide medical services to those most in need. To list his professional achievements would require a book, but even while accomplishing astonishing professional ventures, Tony remained generous, loyal, kind, and funny. Even in retirement, he continued to serve on Boards and provide guidance to young professionals. His mentorship and leadership in healthcare is irreplaceable.

Tony will be remembered for his beautiful soul, his moral courage, and his infectious laugh. His generous spirit had no limit, reaching beyond just family and friends and touching people he barely knew. He made people feel seen and he didn’t abandon anybody in need.

If asked, his grandchildren would say that he is remembered as being joyful and silly, a great fisherman, and very intellectually curious. He taught them so much. Their “Pop-pop” meant the world to them. They will miss him deeply, but his pride in them will carry them forward for the rest of their lives.

Tony will be missed deeply, beyond words, by all who knew and loved him. But no one will miss him more than family. He leaves behind countless wonderful memories of a life truly lived to the very fullest.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation, Friday, May 17, 2024, 9:00-11:00am at St. John Neumann Church, 380 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010, followed by his Funeral Mass, 11:00 AM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Blue Sky Surgical. Donations can be made on the Blue Sky website https://blueskysurgical.org/, or a check can be sent to Blue Sky Surgical, Inc. c/o Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, Blue Bell Executive Campus, 460 Norristown Rd. Suite 110, Blue Bell, PA, 19422.

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Friday, May 17, 2024

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