Anthony A. Lorraine, 87, of Williamstown, an artist at the former Philadelphia calendar maker Joseph Hoover & Sons for 40 years, died Wednesday, May 21, of heart disease at home.
The Hoover firm, at 49th and Market Streets, was founded in 1856 and produced illustrated business wall calendars from the 1920s until it was sold in 1985.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Lorraine grew up near the Ninth Street Italian Market in the same house where his father, Dominic, was born, said his wife, Nancy.
"He didn't go to high school," his wife said, but had to get a job "to help out with the family. . . . Whatever he made, he gave to his mom."