Clyde ‘Tony’ Anthony
Clyde “Tony” Anthony, age 88, passed away at home on Sunday, April 25, 2021 under the care of Compassus Hospice.
Tony was born May 9, 1932 in Oswego, N.Y. After serving in the Army and Air Force, he returned to Chicago. The evening he returned home, he was set up by his brother and his girlfriend for a blind date with her girlfriend. He met Elinor that night and it was love at first sight. They were married a short time later on Nov. 21, 1953. Together they welcomed two sons – Allen and Steven. They lived in Chicago, a couple years in South Dakota, then back to Chicago and finally settled in Westmont, Ill., until October 2015. Tony, Elinor and son – Steve moved to Tomahawk to be near Allen, who lived here for years.
Tony was very active with many hobbies and volunteer work. In Westmont, he once raised birds in the basement, then fish ponds and tanks, then orchids. He we was active in the Aurora Sports Club, IL, Batavia Orchid Society, Civil War Group and Reenactments, parades and many weekend encampments with Elinor by his side.
Tony is survived by his loving wife – Elinor for 67 years; sons – Allen and Steve, both of Tomahawk. He is further survived by grandson – Todd (Jenny) Anthony; great-grandsons – Tyler and Garret of North Carolina; brother-in-law – Jim (Sandy) Walmsley; nieces – Deanna and Brenda of Arizona.
In accordance with Tony’s wishes, the family will celebrate his life privately.
Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, is assisting the family with arrangements. You may visit www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com to view the full obituary and leave online condolences.