Anthony “Tony”, Director of Sales for Maxell Corporation of America’s Professional Products Division, passed away on Friday May 23, 2008. He was 58 years old. The entire magnetic recording media community joins the Petruzziello family in mourning the passing of the man whose accomplishments over the past 33 years are unparalleled. Born on September 29, 1949, Tony graduated from Bloomfield College in 1972 and was a pioneer in the early days of the videotape recording with Ampex Corporation establishing, over the years, a legendary reputation notably with all major networks; ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and HBO. He was honored as National Salesman of the Year in 1979 by Ampex Corporation for his accomplishments in broadcast videotape sales. Tony joined Maxell Corporation (Fair Lawn, New Jersey) in 1991 and quickly established Maxell – primarily known as a consumer products company – as a major blank tape supplier to the professional, educational and government markets as well. At Maxell he was promoted several times and ended his career as National Director of Sales. Anthony Petruzziello was a dear friend to many and also a renowned humanitarian. In 1999, at Tony’s direction, Maxell Corporation donated the videotape for all the interviews conducted by Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. The purpose of the Shoah Foundation was to record the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, bystanders, liberators, and rescuers before it was too late. Over sixty years had passed since the end of World War II, and in a short time the last witnesses will be gone. Since the project’s inception, thousands of videotaped interviews were preserved thanks to the kindness and generosity of Tony Petruzziello and Maxell Corporation of America. Tony is the beloved husband of Ninette Petruzziello (nee Sandel), loving father of Anthony and Marc Petruzziello. Brother of Maria Petruzziello. Son of the late Lawrence and Mary (nee Conti) Petruzziello. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Nazare Memorial Home, 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst on Thursday May 29 at 9 AM then to St. Philip the Apostle RC Church, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ where at 10:30 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 PM and Wednesday 3-9 PM. In lieu of flowers in honor of Tony the family requests donations to be sent to Gist Cancer Research Fund, 55 Saw Mill Road, New City, NY 10956. Attention Tania Sutman. Donations can also be made online at Anthony Petruzziello will be greatly missed as a husband, father, brother, friend and by all who had the good fortune to have known this kind, decent and loving man.

LRG Team
Author: LRG Team