Featured Photographer - Anthony Cusato (2024)

On 2 January 2024, club member Anthony Cusato passed away after a three year battle with cancer. Anthony joined the club in 2021. The last time we had a chance to see Anthony was when he dropped off his dues at the first meeting of this club year. In November, Anthony sent an email from the hospital stating “Hope to get home soon. I miss not being able to do any photography. I’m watching online though. Keep in touch.” Last year he participated in the contest themes committee to help us choose the themes for this year.

If only for a short time, the club was made richer by Anthony’s presence. Anthony will be missed.

Below are a number of Anthony’s winning photographs that he entered into club contest. Please enjoy his photos while remembering Anthony and his family in your prayers.

Anthony Cusato

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Anthony Joseph Cusato, 67, a 25-year resident of Annapolis, Maryland and previously of Prince George’s County passed away on January 2, 2024 after a 3-year battle with colon cancer. Born on May 27, 1956 in Washington D.C., Anthony graduated from Potomac Senior High School in Oxon Hill and went on to establish his roofing and contracting company in 1980. 

Anthony was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis and a member of the Knights of Columbus and Anne Arundel Camera Club. He had a love of wildlife photography, kayaking, and historic architecture. 

Anthony is survived by his wife of 35 years, Valerie; children, Anthony Cusato of Annapolis, MD and Gabrielle (Benjamin) Hogin of Virginia Beach, VA; and brothers, Michael of Stokesdale, NC, Nicholas of Snow Hill, MD, John of Millsboro, DE, and Gerald Cusato of Greensboro, NC. 

Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD on Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 am. Condolences may be made by using the Memories button on this page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Assateague Island Alliance (online here) or Tunnels to Towers (online here).