Anthony P. (Tony) Emmi of Scranton, 88, died Wednesday at the Geisinger CMC Hospital. He was
preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Harriet.
Born in Scranton, son of Anthony and Carmella Gentile Emmi, Tony was a graduate of West Scranton
High School and the University of Scranton. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and served as an
usher at the IHM Chapel for many years. Tony was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather. Tony and Harriet leave a wonderful legacy of love and a strong faith in God to their
family. Tony was a humble man and a true gentleman. He respected everyone and led by his example.
He also instilled a love of the outdoors and nature in his sons by teaching them to hunt and fish ethically
Tony was a decorated Korean War veteran who earned his accounting degree from the University of
Scranton on the GI Bill while working full-time to support his family. He worked in various accounting
positions until he and Harriet founded Emmi, Emmi & Co., Public Accountants in 1962. Their son, Bob,
joined the firm in 1978. Tony and Harriet set a standard for professional excellence and hard work that
was instilled in Bob and their grandchildren, Allison and Michael, who now work in the firm. Tony's
professional excellence was recognized by Governor Robert Casey, who appointed him to two 4-year
terms on the PA State Board of Accountancy. He was especially proud to have worked for 55 straight tax
seasons until he reluctantly retired in 2017. Tony served the Northeast Chapter of the PA Society of
Public Accountants from the 1970s through 2017 as its president and in various other offices. He and
Harriet were instrumental in establishing the Chapter's continuing education program for the benefit of
all local accountants. This program still flourishes today. Tony will be truly be missed by all who knew
him on a professional and personal level.
Surviving are sons Bob and wife, Mari, Jessup; Dr. Ron and wife, Carol, Ivyland; grandchildren Allison
Morgan and husband Justin, Lauren, Bobby, Julianne, Michael, and Ronald; and great-grandson Connor.
Also, surviving are a sister, nieces and nephews.
Tony received wonderful medical care in difficult times over the past several years from many doctors,
nurses and support staff. The family thanks everyone involved in his care. A special thanks goes out to
my brother, Dr. Ron Emmi. Ron worked diligently with Dad's local doctors to facilitate the best possible
care for him. Ron's knowledge and experience as a top cardiologist and internist was instrumental in
helping Dad maintain a good quality of life under very difficult circumstances. The family also wishes to
thank the doctors and staff at the Geisinger CMC for the wonderful care Dad received in his numerous
stays there. We also express our gratitude to the staff at Allied Terrace for his care over the past year.
Special thanks also go out to Dr. Ken Sebastianelli. Dr. Ken & Dad had a great relationship and Dad
received great medical care from him and his staff over a period of 20 plus years.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton
with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1605 Oram St,
Scranton. Internment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday 4-7 p.m. The family requests
memorial donations to the charity of your choice.