Tony DeVita

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Anthony DeVita, Sr Talks Figs, Persimmon and Peppers in Pemberwick

Anthony DeVita, who shares his name with one of his three sons, has lived in Pemberwick for decades. At the age of 89, he recalls a time Lyon Farm was not a condo development, but a farm with black angus cows roaming the fields above Pemberwick Park. He also remembers when the felt mill in Glenville ran a different color down the Byram River every day. Having raised his sons – Tony, Eugene and David – in the house he built on Pemberwick Road in 1955, every room bursts with memories and collections. There are boxes of coins, family photos, and key straps with medallions made by American Mint, which was owned by one of Tony’s construction clients.  And there are black and white family photos including one of his parents when they were newly married in 1925. Continue Reading →

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