WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Lou Albano -as the Sicilians- defeating Spiros Arion & Arnold Skaaland;
Tony Altomare was the son of Frank & Pauline Vescio Altomare..
1946-1948: Tony Altomare served in the United States Army with 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Division..
Tony Altomare spent most of his wrestling career in the Northeast region..
Tony Altomare was best known for his tag team with
Lou Albano, as the Sicilians.. ~~~The Sicilians caused a lot of controversy with their stereotypical Italian gangster gimmick..
~~~The Sicilians were once approached in Chicago by some legitimate “wise guys” and were told — to tone their act down..
~~~June 30, 1961: The Sicilians won the prestigous Midwest Tag Team title in Chicago..
~~~July 10, 1967: The Sicilians won the WWF United States Tag Team title from Spiros Arion & Arnold Skaaland..
~~~The Sicilians recieved a main event push while working in the Pittsburgh territory..
~~~Albano ended his partnership with Altomare and set out to become a manager, targeting WWWF Champion, Bruno Sammartino..
1979 through 1982: Tony Altomare often subbed for no-shows at WWF live events and even refereed matches..
Tony showed up unannounced on the Morton Downey Show devoted to wrestling and caused some commotion during the debate..
February 18, 2003: Tony Altomare passed away at the age of 74 in Stamford’s Mediplex from heart failure..
~~~~Tony Altomare was the chief Lifeguard for City Of Stamford for almost 25 years..
~~~~Tony Altomare was a certified American Red Cross Swimming Instructor..