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