Ettore Tomassi (the barber), 90, of Endicott formerly of Strangolagalli, Italy died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, October10, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife Louise (Sementelli) Tomassi; parents, Vincenzo and Stella Tomassi and a brother Carlo Tomassi. He is survived by his two daughters Vivian and Wayne Tidick and Teresa and Edward Slavetsky; three grandsons Kyle Slavetsky, David (Stacy) Tidick, and Michael (Lori) Tidick; four great-grandchildren Milo and Ella Tidick and Lorin and Tyler Tidick; sister-in-law Mary (Sam) Scarrapicchia; special nieces, nephews and cousins. Ettore was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott. He was a veteran of W.W.II serving in the Italian Army for three years. He came to the United States with his family in 1956 and work at Endicott-Johnson for a short time until he landed a full-time job as a barber at Mike Lockett’s Barber Shop. He started his barbering career when he was 13 years old in his hometown (Strangolagalli). His hobbies were gardening and making wine in the fall. He loved his work very much especially when it came to solving all of the world’s problems with his customers whom he enjoyed so very much. Many thanks to Father Jim Serowik, Sister Anisia, the staff at Wilson Hospital, Ideal Nursing Home and Dr. Jonathan Harris.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday 1 pm from St. Anthony of Padua Church, 306 Odell Avenue, Endicott. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at church Tuesday from 11 am until 12:45 pm. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church Food Pantry or St. Francis Ministry, c/o of Sister Anisia, 906 Jenkins Street, Endicott, NY 13760.