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Letter: Remembering Anthony J. ‘Tony’ Picardi

There were a lot of nice things said about Anthony J. “Tony” Picardi in the Port News – Sept. 10, obit section. Tony left us July 20 at the age of 85.

Just about everybody in town knew Tony (also known as “Bonesy”) because he served as a window clerk at the Port Post Office for a lengthy 35 years. He joined the post office shortly after his discharge from the U.S. Air Force after World War II in late 1945.

For a long period we patronized the post office just about every day and all of us were impressed at his great enthusiasm for the job. And if we had any difficulty in getting a large package in shape for mailing, Tony would always be glad to help us out a little. And even if the lines at his window were on the long side, Tony would service everyone quickly, efficiently – and always with a smile. We never saw him express any type of irritation because he was a decent man in every respect.

We also knew Tony from our days at Publishers Clearing House in Port because that was a great place to have a second job. Tony loved working with the mails, whether it was at the U.S. Post Office or at PCH.

Tony Picardi was one of those fine individuals who gave the Port Washington community at-large its distinctive personality. And that was a great photo in the Port News, showing Tony at work.

Bob Obojski