Tony Zecca, fmr. deputy mayor, dies

A still from file video of Tony Zecca who died on March 1, 2011 at age 89.

March 1, 2011 8:10:28 PM PST
Tony Zecca, who stood by former Mayor Frank Rizzo for almost his entire career, has died.

Zecca was Rizzo's deputy mayor, and found Rizzo after Rizzo suffered a fatal heart attack.

Zecca entered city government when Richardson Dilworth was mayor, but it was his service to Rizzo that defined his career.

Zecca was being treated for heart and lung problems.

He was 89.