Malitas, Antonios (Tony) was born on January 15, 1940, in Epirus, while it was under the communistic rule of the Albanian government. Harlambos, (Harry) Antonio’s father took his family and they escaped and fled to mother Greece in 1945. They remained in Greece for a decade when they received an invitation from a family member in Worcester, Mass. USA, to live with their family in America.
Their sister, Figalia married in Phila, PA and their mother missed her dearly. The family decided to move to be closer to their sister.
Antonios (Tony) and his brother Demetrios (Jimmy) opened their first pizza parlor on Garrett Rd in Upper Darby where they developed the pan style pizza.
They decided to open another pizza store which turned into three locations in NE Philadelphia. Afterward, Demetrios (Jimmy) and Antonios (Tony) opened a wholesale food operation known as New England Food located 1543 Church St. Phila, PA. All of the stores were a success. The retail pizza shops have been sold and New England Food wholesale business is still in operation today.
Antonios, always helped people whatever they may need. He fed the poor, helped them financially and hired them to give them a chance in life.
After a long illness, Antonios passed away this Easter Sunday, April 19, 2020, the same day Jesus rose from the dead.
Antonios is survived by his siblings: Theophilos (Phil), Demetrios (Jimmy), Fotios (Fred) his sister, Figalia and Eleftherios (Teddy). Antonios rests peacefully at Lawnview Cemetery in the diamond section next to his mother Konstantina and his father Haralabos (Harry). Contributions can be made to Evangelisomos Church, Elkins Park.
ANASTASEE TONY!!! You are dearly missed our beloved brother in Christ.