Anthony (Tony) Cilurso was a participant in the Merchantville Car Show since its start in the late 90’s. Tony was a devoted husband and father of three and passed on June 30, 2018 at the age of 76. Tony was the first to register a car this year for the return of the Merchantville Classic Car Show and was also our first sponsor. We would like to share a portion of Tony’s obituary and plan to keep his memory alive with an annual “50’s Culture Award” to be presented in future shows.
Known as “Tony the Barber” he worked at the Cherry Hill Inn, Cherry Hill Barber Shop, and then opened his own business, Golden Scissors in 1988. He was a graduate of Delaware Twp. High School and was a past member of Woodland Fire Co. Cherry Hill Fire#1. Tony was a US Air Force veteran serving from 1964-1970, a member of the Sinatra Social Society and the 55 Crown Victoria Car Club. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed the Phillies and Eagles. Tony was a kind loving soul who cherished Sunday dinners with his family and friends. He enjoyed woodworking, tending to his garden, listening to his favorite music and doing things “his way”.