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Antonio J. Palumbo

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Antonio J. Palumbo
Tyler, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
💀DiedDecember 16, 2002(2002-12-16) (aged 95–96)
St. Marys, PennsylvaniaDecember 16, 2002(2002-12-16) (aged 95–96)
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
Coal miner, Land owner
👩 Spouse(s)Sigismunda Palumbo
Janet Ferry Palumbo

Antonio J. Palumbo (1906 – December 16, 2002) was a coal miner, land owner and philanthropist in Western Pennsylvania.

He made significant gifts to educational institutions in Western Pennsylvania including St. Vincent College, Duquesne University, Gannon University, La Roche College, Carlow College, Elk County Christian High School and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., even though he did not graduate from high school.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Antonio was born in 1906 in Tyler, Clearfield County, to Giovanni and Annamaria Palumbo,


  • A.J. Palumbo Center, now the UMPC Cooper Fieldhouse at Duquesne University[3]
  • Palumbo–Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University[3]
  • A.J. Palumbo Academic Center and A.J.'s Way walkway at Gannon University[3]
  • A.J. Palumbo Science Center at La Roche College[3]
  • A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology at Carlow College[3]
  • Antonio J. and Janet Palumbo Cystic Fibrosis Center at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


  1. Rotstein, Gary (2002-12-17). "Obituary: Antonio J. Palumbo / 'Poor coal miner' who donated millions". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  2. Fábregas, Luis (2002-12-17). "Obituary: A.J. Palumbo remembered for philanthropy, love". Pittsburgh Trib Live. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Rotstein, Gary (2000-01-02). "Who is A.J. Palumbo?". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2020-10-07.

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Category:1906 births Category:2002 deaths Category:American philanthropists Category:Philanthropists from Pennsylvania Category:Businesspeople from Pittsburgh Category:20th-century American businesspeople

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