|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1973|
ANTHONY (TONY) W. CIANELLI, 26, of Rt.2, Deer Lodge Trailer Court, died at 5:55 a.m. today as a result of injuries received in an accident on Rt. 40 at 12:55 a.m., when his motorcycle struck a car broadside as the car pulled in front of the Cianelli cycle.
The accident occurred two miles west of Hagerstown near Huyett's Crossroads.
Injured was his wife Gwendolyn Elaine Cianelli, 24, also of Rt.2, Deer Lodge Court.
Mrs. Cinelli was seated behind her husband on the motorcycle when it struck a car driven by Thomas Yeargan, Jr., of Rt.2, as the Yeargan car pulled in front of the cycle to make a turn across the highway.
Police listed driver error on the part of Yeargan as a contributing factor in the accident. State Police said Yeargan failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn.
Cianelli died after being admitted to Washington County Hospital in critical condition.
Born in Hagerstown, he was the son of Anthony A. and Helen Shifler Cianelli.
He was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, Hagerstown Junior College and was a member of the 1974 graduating class of the University of Maryland. He played baseball and football with South High and the Hagerstown JC teams. He also was in the U.S. Navy for four years having served in Vietnam.
Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn E. Osborne Cianelli; one sister, Miss Andrea Cianelli of Hagerstown, one brother, Thomas Cianelli of Hagerstown; and maternal grandfather, Earl Shifler of Hagerstown.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bast Funeral Home in Boonsboro.
Burial will be in the Boonsboro Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Source : The Morning Herald Newspaper - Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland - Wednesday, July 18, 1973
Created by: Melvin L. Halterman
Record added: Nov 01, 2012
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