Born in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tony Pelle grew up in Mount Vernon, The City of Trees in Westchester County.
Upon being drafted in March of 1943 into the Air Force, he trained as a mechanic on the ground crew and shipped off. He served overseas in North Africa and off Gibraltar. His outfit sunk 5 of 11 warships the German Air Force had stationed in the vicinity.
Altogether Tony served for 27 months, and returned to New York to work in the Stage Employees union. He enjoyed a long and exciting career working on both television and Broadway behind the scenes.
He married in 1950 and has been blessed with two children, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Now residing at The Arbors at Bohemia, Tony is grateful for having use of all his faculties and prays that the America he grew up in is experienced by future generations.