Anthony Guglielmo, 84, of Collinsville, IL., born February 27, 1935, in Rome, NY., passed away February 27, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, after a courageous battle of heart disease and kidney failure.
Tony was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son and brother who was dedicated to his family. He served his country in the Coast Guard during the Korean War and later joined the National Guard. He retired after 38 years from the U.S. Government working at Scott Air Force Base.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed camping, hunting, golfing, baseball, football, horse racing & bowling. Tony had a strong love for animals, as he donated his retired horses to Camp Ondessonk, a Catholic Youth Camp and also loved and adopted many dogs and cats. Tony was always a generous man and would give anyone what he could to help those in need. A few hours after his death, Tony was found in the Mid-American Transplant registry as a skin donor for burn victims. Even after life, he continues to be a generous man.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan (Myers) Guglielmo, parents Leonardo and Beatrice Guglielmo, brothers Bob Guglielmo and Dick (Tillie) Guglielmo, and brother in law Phil Carroll.
Surviving are his children, Dawn (Jim) Beers, Anthony (Sue) Guglielmo, Valerie (Mark) Holdener, David Guglielmo, Dana (Robin) St. Pierre, Clifford (Pattie) Hash, and Bruce (Patti) Hash; his grandchildren, Tiffany, Trisha, Mandy, Kyle, Anthony, Danny, Whitney, Alex, Kaela, Kendra, Annemarie, and Evangelina; his great-grandchildren Zoey, Lily, and Emery. His brothers Joe (Ruth) Williams and Ronnie (Camille) Guglielmo; sisters Jackie Carroll and Patty (Lenny) Rutland, brother-in-law Billy Myers, and sister-in-law Ang Guglielmo.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Rome Humane Society or be received through Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, IL. Condolences to the family can be expressed online at www.herrfuneral.com
Funeral: Open House and Celebrations of Life service will be 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at the family residence in Collinsville, Illinois.