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Vitale, Anthony
Born June 5, 1928 to Felice and Giroloma Vitale in Milwaukee, passed shortly after midnight on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Tony is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlotte Ann (Achterkirch), his three daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Bruce Beebe, Margaret Ann and Douglas Daughtery, Elizabeth Ann and David Eberhart, grandson, Robert Muellers, and step-grandchildren, Michael, Katlyn and Sarah Daugherty, Christen and Kevin Willis with children Connel and Apollo, Justin and Eric Eberhart, Bethany Carroll and Mazi Moaveni, and Don Carroll. He is further survived by his sister, Maria Small of Encinitas, CA, brothers-in-law, William, Robert and Archie Achterkirch, Arthur Blaschke, sisters-in-law Shirley Blaschke, Betty Tasker, Linda Kay Achterkirch and Penny Achterkirch. Further survivors include dear nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, especially Fredrick and Penny Cera, Judy Salinsky, Cecelia and Frank Reddy, Fred Vitale, Margaret Gutshall, Dennis and Kathy Lell, and Randy and Alberta Quartuccio as well as many friends to numerous to mention individually.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Fred (Faro), sisters Grace Cera and Rosalie John and his grandson, Nicholas Koerner.

Tony served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a weather observer during the European Occupation in Italy and Germany. In 1954 he reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at several air bases in the states as well as learning Serbian/Croatian at the then U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, CA.

The number of places he was employed is too numerous to list as he started his first job at age 13. However, his most memorable jobs were with General Steamship Agency, Phelps Agency, Hansen Storage, Meehan Seaway, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services, Northwestern Mutual, and Washington Mutual. At each job he brought his talents, strengths and devotion to the organization and its employees and many co-workers become lifelong friends.

After each retirement, he continued to expand his horizons with learning new technology he could bring to his next adventure. He loved to travel and made numerous trips to the Grand Bahamas Island, Puerto Rico and California to be with his sisters.

Tony was a life-time member of the American Legion Post 203 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #1. He was an independent resident of Trinity Village for almost 18 years and participated in various programs and was especially fond of his early morning exercise program and the woodshop.

Visitation Sunday at the FUNERAL HOME from 2-5PM and again Monday at ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA, 8661 N. 76th Place, from 10-11AM with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Memorials to St. Vincent de Paul of St. Catherine of Alexandria, DAV Transportation at the Zablocki VA Hospital or Trinity Village.

“Rest well, Tony, and we will all be together to listen to your stories, especially your experience in alligator wrestling.”

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Jean Coverson

Marge, I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family, may God comfort you all during this difficult time.

Jean Coverson, Clerk of Courts

Cecelia Vitale Reddy

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