Anthony J. Sinicropi, II

Anthony J. Sinicropi, II - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at age 66.

Predeceased by his father, Anthony Sinicropi; mother, Georgette Sinicropi; sister, Beverly Donnaruma; sister Suzanne Sinicropi. Survived by his son, Anthony (Emily) Sinicropi III; daughter, Veronica (Matt) Wyse; step-daughter, Jennifer McCasland; grandchildren, Elena, Isaac and Graham Sinicropi; brother, George (Joanne) Sinicropi; sister, Mary Lindsey; several nieces and nephews including Elizabeth Lindsey, Jacqueline Lindsey, Samantha Lindsey and Brian Lindsey; cousin Vito (Joyce) Sinicropi; close friend Diane Machiavelli; girlfriend Cheryl Aleo.

Proud graduate of West Islip Senior High school, unverified creator of the phrase “get psyched’, self-described Best Salesman in America and Lacrosse World Champion, he enjoyed rock n’ roll, practicing Tai Chi, working out with his friends at the Maplewood YMCA, visiting with his grandchildren and bragging to all who would listen about how lucky he was to have all the aforementioned friends, family and accolades.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maplewood FamilyYMCA at https://rochesterymca.org/donate/ by selecting the Maplewood branch location.

A mass for family and friends will be announced at a later date.

10 Condolences

  1. Mary Lindsey on February 11, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    RIP little brother. You really left a big empty hole in my heart. Love you forever.

  2. Pamela Bradford on February 11, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    For everything there is a season. This was your season to journey on . Rest in peace.

  3. Chuck Hauser on February 11, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    He was a magnificent gentle giant who I literally and spiritually looked up to. The way he handled adversity was exemplary of a kind and caring soul.( Encouraged my Tai Chi+

  4. Virginia M. krembel (Ginny) on February 11, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    My Tai Chi friend, I will forever remember our conversations as you greeted me at the door of Oasis for our Tai Chi class. You have a treasured friend in Diane. I will always have a special friend in you! We talked about golf, something I enjoyed, Your humor I will always enjoy and never forget. I will always wear the ankle bracelet so you can keep an eye on me and keep the phone call I made to you after that accident forever in my mind! You are a wonderful soul and I hope to meet you someday! RIP.

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  5. Daniel Jones on February 12, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. I knew Tony through the Maplewood Y. Tony took my computer classes through Lifespan’s Lily Café. He was always curious and eager to learn something new. Tony was a kind, considerate and fun guy — a GIANT of a man inside and out. Rest in peace, Tony. You will be missed.

  6. Michele Decker on February 12, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Anthony was a faithful and enduring presence in our TaiChi practice. He kept us honest by constant references to “the professor”. He had a quick smile and was so eager to engage. I wish you deep peace, joy in the unfettered movement beyond human constraint, happiness in the community of souls where you find eternal rest.

  7. Jeana Waters on February 12, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Anthony always made me smile. His positive energy and attitude was something I admired so much. He was as big on the inside as he was on the outside and I will miss our weekly conversations at tai chi. His generous spirit will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

  8. Bonnie Jackson on February 21, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Sorry to be posting this so late; the news of Anthony’s sudden death hit me hard. We met at T’ai Chi classes in Autumn 2017. He was the positive, upbeat, cheerleader of the group, keeping many of us coming back when the classes became more challenging. His “never give up” attitude was contagious. Our friendship deepened after his horrific accident of Friday the 13th of December 2019, an event that would have killed a lesser being. Visits to the Jewish Home had to end with COVID-19 restrictions, but when he was released in June 2020, we began a series of fun outings to the East Ave. Wegman’s, Aldi’s and WalMart to stock up his cupboard (with me staring him down to take the sweets out of the cart!) or look at laptops. When time permitted, we’d share a sub at Wegman’s or Chinese food from his favorite restaurant. The latter was his choice on what was to be his final birthday, last October 24th. As you can imagine, there was a great deal of conversation going on all the time. He was as impressed by my formal education as I was of his “school of hard knocks” variety. I think (actually know) I got the better of the deal. One of the most important lessons I learned from Anthony was–as best I could–to find a way to forgive my own foibles and those of my fellow human beings. And, of course, I’ll be taking hyaluronic acid capsules for my arthritis and walking “heel-toe” the rest of my life. Thank you for including his photo so I can always remember the goodness that shone from my friend Anthony’s face.

  9. Elizabeth Seely on February 23, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Dear Anthony’s family,

    My condolences to all of you on Anthony’s passing.

    Anthony was a cheerful person who always had a friendly word and a joke or recent experience to relate when we gathered for t’ai chi. He even coined different names for the two women named Liz in the class. One was Liz #1 and I, having joined later, was Liz #2. He always greeted us this way, and others took it up as well.
    His persistence at t’ai chi kept us all going; he never gave up in trying his best, but he did recognize when his body needed a rest. a wise move at times.

    My sympathy to all of youy.

    Liz #2

  10. Diane Macchiavelli on February 24, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I have known Anthony for about 15 years as my T’ai chi Student and as a friend. Anthony and I spoke regularly, either in person or by phone over these last 15 years. He loved all of his family so much and was so proud to be a grandfather. His favorite time was spent with his son, Anthony III, his wife Emily and their children. And he was so proud of Veronica and all of her many accomplishments in life. One of his happiest days was walking her down the aisle on her wedding day.

    After his serious accident in December 2019, and suffering all of the many injuries, he still remained very positive about life and was always willing to embrace “what is.”
    Of course, Anthony had a very big presence, both physically and otherwise. He had the gift of gab and yet was always willing to listen and learn how to be a better person, which he strove towards daily. Since he benefitted so much from his own diligent Tai Chi practice over the years, Anthony was a dedicated student and a very vocal advocate for practicing T’ai Chi.

    I spoke with Anthony the day before he passed, not knowing that it would be our last time to talk. Life is fragile and fleeting.

    I will miss him forever but he left a big impression with so many memories. I will be able to draw from these for years to come.

    My deepest condolences to all of his family.

    His big presence and his sweet heart will be missed.

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