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Dr. Anthony L. Checchio | 1925 - 2018 | Obituary

Dr. Anthony L. Checchio


Dr. Anthony L. Checchio

July 31, 1925 - January 18, 2018

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 Dr. Anthony L., January 18, 2018.  An oral maxillofacial surgeon and businessman, Anthony was born and raised in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and a resident of the Torresdale section since 1959.  He was a graduate of Frankford H.S., LaSalle College, Temple Dental School, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine and served his residency at The Pennsylvania Hospital.  Past President of Frankford Hospital and AAOMS, long time teacher at Temple Dental School Anesthesia and Oral Surgery Clinics.  He initiated mandatory CPR training for all licensed dentists in PA.  He was a Captain in the U.S. Army.   Beloved husband of the late Jennie (nee Cardillo), he is the loving father of Dr. Lennie M. Checchio (the late Dr. James O'Larnic), Dr. Joseph A. Checchio, Lucie J. McDonald Masters, Esquire (Stephen A. Masters), Dr. Mary Anne Checchio (Dr. Anthony DeMarco) and Ms. Toni 

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Checchio.  Dear grandpop of Dr. Jennifer Koumaras (Dr. Doran Dobranszki), Dr. Michael Koumaras (Sophia Koumaras), Dena O'Larnic, Anastasia Checchio, Anthony John Checchio, J

oseph Checchio, Jr., Samantha Foster (Eric Foster),   Giavanna DeMarco, AJ DeMarco, Francesca DeMarco, Lucy Checchio and Jennifer Murphy (CJ Murphy); great grandfather to Stella, Max, Adrianna, Ava, Victor, and Evelyn.  Brother of the late I. Harry Checchio (the late Camilla) and the late Michael Checchio (Jane).  Anthony's greatest joy in life was his family and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Tuesday Evenin

g 6 to 9 PM Burns Funeral Home, 9708 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA, and also his Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 AM St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia.  Interment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park. Flowers are appreciated but if you prefer to make a donation in his memory to Mom-n-PA, 420 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, PA 17257, would be appreciated email to doctord@epix.net.

The Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (DVSOMS) is organized in conformity of the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (PSOMS) and is recognized as a Regional Component of the AAOMS.

Mission Statement

The objectives of this society are to contribute to the dental health and welfare of the community by informing the public regarding the education, training, and experience of dentists who have limited their practices to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; to promote and encourage the advancement of the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; to encourage the members to discharge their civic and professional responsibilities to the community; and to foster a spirit of good fellowship and mutual cooperation among its members.


Membership is limited to those individuals who are (1) active members of the American Dental Association (ADA); (2) members in good standing in the AAOMS; and (3) in the active practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery within the Delaware Valley region which includes those states comprising AAOMS District II, namely: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


DVSOMS sponsors both an annual scientific program and anesthesia update with nationally recognized speakers. Additionally, an annual general membership meeting is held, the highlight of which are presentations from the residents of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training programs affiliated with the Christiana Health Care System, Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and University of Pennsylvania.


2018 Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 29 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Location: The Hershey Hotel 

Spring Scientific Meeting

April 11, 2018 

Speaker: Dr. Mike Block

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