(published March 9, 2017)
Anthony P. Longo
Anthony P. Longo, 90, passed peacefully Feb. 28, 2017, at his home in Clarendon Hills.
He was born in 1926 in Chicago to Joseph and Frances (Delisi) Longo.
He served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the proprietor of Ace Hardware in Clarendon Hills for 36 years. He was a former president of the Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce, former owner of Longo’s Plato Market general store in Plato Center, co-founder of The Compassionate Friends — West Suburban Chapter, a Scout leader, a member of The Prairie Club and a member of the Firehouse Seniors coffee clutch. Tony was beloved by his family, friends and his community. His greatest passion was sharing his love of nature with his family at his farm in Plato Center.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Chris Marie; and his two sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margery, nee Johnson; his 14 children, Beth (Dale) Hardiek, Dave Longo, Phil (Kathy) Longo, Matt (Penny) Longo, Ann Cilla, Gina (Tom) Meyers, Sarah (Pete) Malik, Tom (Candy) Longo, Jon Longo, Quyen (Doug) Nguyen, Alexcia Gonzales, Fred (Marianne) Longo and Marthony (Ben) Bert; his 29 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held March 6 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Clarendon Hills.
Interment was at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Wheaton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to The Compassionate Friends at compassionatefriends.org.
Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.
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