Anthony Alan Scilingo, 71, died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Anthony was born June 16, 1939 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Anthony and Adeline Scilingo. In 1962, he married Catherine (Munn) Scilingo, who survives, in Penfield.
Anthony graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. During his engineering career, he moved around the country with various companies, finally retiring from Rieter Automotive in Farmington Hills, Mich. Anthonyâ€™s greatest source of joy in life was his love of family and he found great joy in his role as grandfather, affectionately known as â€śGPâ€ť to his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Melissa Calkins, Wendy and Charly Rieckhoff, Jeff and Debbie Scilingo and Cathy Scilingo; seven grandchildren, Robyn, Ryan, Michael, Lucas, Caitlyn, Anthony, and Charlie; his brother and sisters, Phyllis and Guido Riccadonna, William and Sharon Scilingo and Lois and John Caribardi; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Alan Scilingo will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the Nie Family Funeral Home, Liberty Road Chapel, 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Memorial contributions in Anthonyâ€™s memory may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Visit www.niefuneralhomes.com to sign Anthonyâ€™s guest book or leave a memory.