Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Tony CORNIELLO, Age 89.  Beloved husband of Rose (nee Giallombardo).  Dearest father of Gloria DeWille, Nancy Radzimski (Philip), and  Elaine Zusy (Michael).  Loving grandfather of Jeffrey, Todd, Erin, Kevin, Michael, Jillian and Dennis, and great grandfather of David, Elizabeth, Alexandra and Michael.  Dear brother of Frank (Rita).  Loving cousin of Jean Corniello and uncle of many.

Funeral service, Monday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. at THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW).  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  VISITATION SUNDAY, 4-8 p.m.

If desired, the family suggests contributions to Holy Family Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Parma, OH  44134.


Messages of Condolence

  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Elaine and family. Your dad looks just the same as I remember him, oh so many years ago. May you find comfort that he is in peace and with our Savior.

    Jackie Bovinet

  2. So sorry to learn of your loss. When I read the obituary and saw the photo of Tony Corniello I was amazed at how very much he looks like my late husband, Joe Cornell (he was a gifted and well known mandolin player). My husband’s name was originally Guiseppe Dominic Corniello and so I was wondering if by any chance Tony could have been related in some way. My husband’s parents originated from a small town near Naples, Italy. Their names were Louis *(Luigi) and Mary (Maria Fava) Corniello. The spelling of the last name is what intrigues me the most. My husband passed away on 2/17/2009. I realize that this is a very sad time for the entire family. If, in the future you find that my husband and Tony were somehow related, I would deeply appreciate you letting me know. My email address is Please know that if there is no relationship, I am so very deeply sorry for this intrusion, especially at this time.
    Sincerely, Mrs. Joseph Cornell (Judy Cornell)

  3. It’s never easy to lose a loved one and dads hold a special place in our hearts. My prayers are with Nancy and Rose and the rest of the family that they will have the Lord’s comfort in their time of loss.

  4. Praying for you Mrs. Corniello, Elaine, Gloria, Nancy and your families. Your love for your husband, and your father was very evident. He was greatly loved. May God comfort you as He alone can. If you need anything at all please let us know.

  5. Rose, Gloria, Nancy, Elaine and families –

    We are so very sorry for the passing of Tony. May God’s loving arms hug you and hold you close as you go through these difficult times.
    May all those great memories brighten your days and bring a warm smile to your face.
    I am sure all our loved ones are at heaven’s gates welcoming him home.

    God bless
    The Hatch Family

  6. I am replying to the email I received from Elaine Zusy
    Somehow I deleted your email address but I just wanted to thank you so very much for answering my email regarding my husband and your late father.
    Wouldn’t that be something if somehow my Joe and your Dad were related? My husband was known as the “maestro of the mandolin” and performed for 20 years at Agostino’s Ristorante in Brooklyn, Ohio. If you or your family ever visited there on a Sat. or Sun. it is very likely they heard my beloved Joe perform effortlessly on the mandolin with only accoustic guitar accompanying him…….they were awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
    Please keep in touch and let me know if I can be of further help.
    Once again, I offer my prayers and condolences to you and your entire family on your loss. Your Dad looked like a wonderful person….just by the smile on his kind and gentle face…… much like beloved Joe.

  7. Dear Mrs. Corniello, Gloria, Nancy and Elaine,
    I was saddened to read of your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I remember your husband and Dad as a very nice man, a very smart man and how (for years it seemed) he studied after work while we all played in your yard. He took such pride in his front lawn and vegetable garden in the back yard. I have such nice memories of growing up on Tioga, and the Corniello family is a big part of them.
    Love and prayers,
    Mary Len Matuska Patronite

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