Ripepi could best be categorized as an old-line “Mustache Pete” type mafioso. One who adhered closely to the old world tenets of the brotherhood back in Calabria.
Antonio (Tony) Ripepi – was born in Southern Italy in 1902 in the province of Reggio Calabria. By the age of 19, he had immigrated to the U.S., arriving in New York harbor aboard a ship on July 23, 1921. He would settle into the Pittsburgh area where he had many fellow Calabrian “amici.”
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