Lorain- Anthony Neri, 86, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Autumn Aegis Nursing Home in Lorain, OH after a short illness.
Anthony was born on January 4, 1925 in Galion, OH. He grew up in Galion and moved to Lorain as a young adult where he raised his family and lived for the rest of his life. Anthony worked at Lake Terminal Railroad and retired after 32 years. He enjoyed painting and golfing in his retirement, and was a proud member of the Democratic Party and an advocate for social and economic justice in America. Anthony treasured the retirement years he shared with his beloved wife, Shirley, who preceded him in death. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also greatly enjoyed round-the-clock political television and old movies.
He is survived by his daughters, Toni (Lionel) Lavoie, Jody (Jeffrey) Novotny, Gina (John) Horinger and Briggitte Stubbs; son, Michael Neri; sisters, Margaret (Ralph) Cordoba and Angela Alvarez; brother, Jesse Neri; grandchildren, Dana, Adam, Lisa, Michael, Danny, Brooke, Bryan, Erin and Brittney; and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley Neri; parents, Joseph Neri and Dominga (nee: Negrete-Liscano) Alvarez; and granddaughter, Kimberly Neri.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440)244-1961 on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 9:00 11:00 AM. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the funeral home. Interment Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp, OH. Memorial donations may be made in Anthonys name to Autumn Aegis Retirement Community, 1130 Tower Blvd., Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.
Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 11:31:32 AM