On December 23, 2019, Tony M. Fittante of Escanaba was called home.
Tony was born January 4, 1927, in Caspian, MI., the youngest of five children born to Joseph and Rose Fittante.
He graduated from the Stambaugh High School in 1945, and the following day was drafted into the U.S. Army going to Fort Bannin TX, after which he served in Nuremburg, Germany as a part of the Occupation Troops with the 793rd Battalion in the Military Police. He received an Honorable Discharge in November 1946.
After his time in service, Tony attended Northern Michigan receiving a degree in Accounting and Economics. His initial employment was with Universal C.I.T. in Marquette. He was later transferred to Fond du Lac, WI., and remained there until he took a position with Northern Michigan Bank in Escanaba as Vice President until his retirement in 1992.
Tony married the former Patt Nichol in 1953 at St. Patrick Church. They have three children, Maripatt Lindahl (Steve) of Gladstone, JoEllyn Kostesich (Joseph) of Shelby Township, and Marty Fittante (Lisa) of Kingsford; and five grandchildren, Eric, Katie and Leah Lindahl, Helen Kostesich and Christine Greiner (Matthew).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rose; sisters, Camille Perlongo, Mary Pisoni and Violet Nelson; and brother, Louis Fittante.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST), Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military Honors will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel by the Delta County Veterans Council. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Escanaba with Father Fran DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will be held at the conclusion of the services at The House of Ludington. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials please be directed to the Delta County Cancer Alliance.
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Delta County Cancer Alliance
3430 Ludington Street, Escanaba MI 49829