Anthony J. Aulisio

Born: 03/25/1947 Passed:

Anthony Joseph “Tony” Aulisio, 73, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020.

Tony was born in Youngstown, March 25, 1947, the son of Carmel and Anthony Aulisio.

He grew up on the North Side, graduating from The Rayen School, and working with his father at Aulisio’s Fish Market. Tony attended college for a couple of years, but he had an entrepreneurial spirit and eventually opened multiple small businesses in the Youngstown area, including his own fish market and seafood restaurant.

Later in life, Tony specialized in home improvement sales, which he thoroughly enjoyed for the personal relationships he made along the way.

All who knew Tony were welcomed by his big smile and warmed by his big heart. He was a loving father and he cherished nothing more than being surrounded by family and friends.

Taking after his parents, Tony was an amazing cook and his favorite way to express himself and his love for others was through food. He loved family gatherings and holidays and always went out of his way to make them so special. His warmth and laughter will be sorely missed.

Tony is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michele Evans and Kevin White of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Anna Aulisio of Washington, D.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Joseph Carlucci of Barberton; and extended family and many close friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Carmel and Anthony Aulisio, and his great aunt, Mary Carbon, who helped raise him.

The family would like to thank Tony’s doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, especially the staff in the ICU, for the caring and kindness they showed him. Their unwavering service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Following the wishes of his daughter and son, there will be no funeral services.  A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at

Heritage Cremation Society



9 Tributes to Anthony J. Aulisio

  1. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Tony,

    Thanks for all the great memories and stories. Vinny and I will always keep you in our thoughts. We will miss going out to dinner and the cookouts but you will always be in our hearts.

    Lots of love,


  2. Monica and Michael Doctor Petoskey, Michigan says:

    So enjoyed meeting Tony through his dear love Barbara Tarcy. We will fondly remember our afternoon with him at The Palms, sharing hot -off -the spit Bbq, followed by his personal shopping guidance at the Italian grocer on Belmont Ave. Still savoring jars of your homemade peppers! So disheartened not to see your gal Barb Tarcy mentioned in this tribute! Our hearts go out to her and your family. Salute!!

  3. Monica and Michael Doctor Petoskey, Michigan says:

    We so enjoyed meeting Tony through his dear love Barbara Tarcy. We shared a great afternoon with him at The Palms, treated to some of the best BBQ on the spit followed by a fun stop at Jimmy’s on Belmont Ave where he introduced us to lots of good Italian sweets. Still savoring his wonderful homemade peppers!
    We are so saddened to hear of his passing and more so, that his loving companion Barbara Tarcy was not mentioned in his Tribute. Deep condolences to all his family and you, dear Barb.

  4. Missy & Tom Robbins family says:

    Our condolences to all of Tony’s loved ones. So very heartbreaking, and so difficult for all. We met this dear and happy man thru our friend Barb Tarcy.  When Tony learned thru Barb that we loved hot peppers, they came to our home especially to deliver Tony’s famous ‘homemade fresh peppers in oil’ for our tasting!  What a kind person, giving soul, and pleasant man.  Heaven is being sent an amazing chef.  Rest in peace Tony!  Love, Missy & Tom Robbins and family

  5. The Whites says:

    Tony made the world a better place when he was present. The Whites Rob, Gina, Ben ,and Ethan.

  6. Rob and Gina White says:

    Tony made the world a better place when he was here! He will be missed.
    Rob, Gina, Ben and Ethan White

  7. Cheryl and AJ [Halase] Saculla says:

    Met Tony several years ago through his partner and love, Barbara Tarcy. He quickly became one of our valued friends. His hospitality and concern for others was unsurpassed!! Whether he was flipping burgers for us all at Barb’s, or sharing a drink on our backyard deck, we felt as though he was an age old friend. Wine, peppers, pizza, sharing his specialties was such a treat ! We will miss this kind man with the most interesting stories, generous nature, and heart of gold. Barbara, you certainly lost a giant; we share our deepest sympathies with you, as well as Tony’s children and the entire Aulisio family. You will be in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.

  8. The Tarcy family says:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend Tony Aulisio. We got to meet him about three years ago through our sister-in-law Barbara Tarcy. From the very beginning of their relationship, Tony became like a part of our family. He attended weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms, and holidays and was always so caring, considerate, and generous. He loved to entertain and cook also, and his culinary specialties were a treat for all to enjoy. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family. I know that the entire Tarcy family will never forget the good times that we shared with this kind, loving man who brought so much joy, laughter, and fun into our lives! Miss you, Tony! RIP, dear friend!

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