Anthony M. "Sonny" DiDio, 85, a dentist for generations of families in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia, died Saturday, Jan. 26, of prostate cancer at a nursing-care facility in Montgomery County.
Dr. DiDio grew up in North Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School. He completed a semester at Temple University, then enlisted in the Army.
He was commissioned a second lieutenant at Fort Benning, Ga., where he was a weapons instructor. He left the service in 1948 and returned to Temple, where he studied dentistry.
He married Jacqueline Madonna DiDio in 1952.
In 1955, Dr. DiDio started a family practice in Fox Chase.