Anthony L. “Tony” Altiery, 50, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly, October 1, 2018, at his home.
Born October 8, 1967, in Joliet, Anthony Leroy was a son of John Thomas and Barbara Jean (Schmitz) Altiery. He was raised in Joliet, attended Joliet East and graduated from Joliet West High School. Following graduation, Tony went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Illinois State University before entering into the United States Army. While in the service, he served in Germany during the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm. Upon his honorable discharge, Tony went to work for “D” Construction as a laborer for more than 15 years and was currently employed with Schneider Warehouse in Elwood.
In his free time, Tony took pleasure in cooking, reading and playing video games. He enjoyed family and especially loved spending time with his niece and nephews.
He was a member of the Wilmington Moose Lodge No. 241 and the Wilmington V.F.W. Post 5422.
Survivors include his sister Kimberly Brewington, of Coal City; brother Robert (Lori) Ayers, of Braidwood; niece, Echo Brewington, and nephews, Leonard Ausec and Randall Brewington, all of Bourbonnais; as well as aunts and uncles, Richard and Sandy Schmitz and Chuck and Ann Schmitz.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Ayers; and his grandparents, Leroy and Dorothy Schmitz.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington, on Tuesday October 9, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment and full military honors will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Tony’s memory to the Wilmington V.F.W. Post 5422.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Tony’s memorial page online by logging onto BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Tony-Altiery.
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington, 815-476-2181.