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Anthony "Tony" Calderone - 75

8/18/1945 - 9/19/2020

Crown Point, IN

Anthony “Tony” Calderone, age 75.  Longtime Chicago Heights resident, recently of Crown Point, IN.  Bloom High School graduate and Veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves.    Retired from the Chicago Heights Fire Department in 2002 after 30 years of service.  Locksmith for Elmer and Sons for many years.  Husband for 49 years of Linda nee Batterman.  Father of Cara (Raul) Solis, Lori Calderone and twin daughters Michelle Calderone and Melissa (Anthony) Gambino.  Grandfather of Reme and Rogan Solis, Anthony Jr. “AJ” and Vincenzo “Vinnie” Gambino and the late Chloe Solis.  Son of the late Mary nee Ciccerello and Joseph Calderone.  Brother of Diane Piacenti-Matthews and the late Gail Amos.  Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, and dear friend to all those fortunate to have known him.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt 30, 3 blks East of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Saturday September 26th from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral service at 4:00 PM.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tony’s name to the Make-a-Wish Illinois in honor of Tony’s granddaughter, Chloe Rae Solis, 540 N. LaSalle Dr., Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60654 (wish.org/Illinois) or American Heart/American Stroke Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 (heart.org), would be greatly appreciated by his family.  Due to health guidelines, masks are to be worn inside the funeral home and social distancing is recommended.  For further information contact 708-481-9230 or panozzobros.com.

3 Comments

  • MICHAEL and CAROLE POPE

    4 weeks ago

    Very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. My condolences and prayers to all the family. It was my pleasure to have worked with Tony over the years, he was a skilled and dedicated Firefighter.

  • Tom hanley

    3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Thank you for sending me Tony's obit.tony was a great guy and I will miss him. I'm sure I will think of him often.I'll always picture him fishing on the dock in the evening.My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow and loss.my best wishes,Tom
  • Allen J Shander

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Dear Linda and Family,

    You have our deepest sympathy.   Tony was a great guy and will be missed by all.   So many great fire department memories.

    Our thoughts and prayers are will you.

    Allen and Linda Shander

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