Loved and Lost: Tony Di Luigi the barber heard a lot as he snipped crew cuts, pompadours

Jul 23, 2021 235

BY: Christina Mitchell

Antonio “Tony” Di Luigi had rules he lived by in his 98 years:  Do everything 100 percent. Listen to people who know more than you do. Balance your checkbook. And with 77 years as a barber, the Gloucester County resident could tell a lot about a man by the hair on his head.

“He judged people by their haircuts,” said Di Luigi’s son Kevin. “He would look at somebody and say, ‘See, that’s a bad haircut.’ He was quite judgmental about men being clean cut. I mean, he cut hair for four generations.” Di Luigi the barber, as he was known, died in April of 2020 while living in Washington Township. 

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