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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



Anthony Pope



Anthony Wayne Pope of Town of Washington, Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on May 6 at the age of 75 of cancer.

Anthony (Tony) was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin into Ralph and Harriett Pope on July 23, 1941. He married Joan Neff on July 3, 1965, at St Patricks Catholic Church in Eau Claire. As a youth, Tony was an active member of the Flying Eagles Ski Club. He graduated from Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1959. Tony was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He spent 30 years working for NCR and later retired from the United States Postal Service.

Tony enjoyed spending his free time with his nephews and brother fishing and hunting at their family cabin in Hayward, WI, and avidly supporting the Green Bay Packers. After retirement, Tony and Joan (Joey) lived an active life traveling the country in their RV and camping with their grandchildren. They were frequent travelers to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, where you could find Tony hanging out at the craps table.

He is preceded in death by Ralph and Harriet Pope, Laverne and Louise Neff, Shirley and Timothy Frantz, Kenneth Curtis, and Daniel Holum.

He is survived by Wife: Joan, Children: Sheralee Marshall (John) and Jacqueline Rocha (Scott Olson), Brother: Michael Pope (Barb), and Sister: Lynn Holum, Grandchildren: Danielle, Jessica, Nicholas, Ryan, Elizabeth, and John Anthony. Great Grandchildren: Jayden, Joseph, and Hadyn and many nephews, nieces and other family members that will miss his sense of humor and remember him lovingly.

The family of Anthony wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Home Health and Hospice nurses and staff of Sacred Heart and St Joseph’s Hospitals, as well as the therapists and healthcare professionals at Dove South.

Visitation will begin Saturday, May 20th at 1 1 a.m., at St Mary's Catholic Church in Altoona, WI. Mass will be held at 1 p.m. and a luncheon will immediately follow at St Mary's Community Center.