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S.O.L.E. "Support Our Law Enforcement"
730 Wisconsin Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
The Salvation Army
1901 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
Life Story / Obituary
Anthony J. Schiro, age 74, passed away with his family by his side, Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. Anthony was born in Racine, February 18, 1949, son of the late Tony and Rose (Nee: Ulcek) Schiro.
Anthony proudly served his country in the US Navy. On November 27, 1971, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Anderson. He began his career as a State Patrol Officer, then for the following 27 years as a Racine Police Officer. In his earlier years, he was a dedicated youth coach, coaching baseball, basketball and football. He enjoyed testing his luck at the casinos, horse races and playing Schafskopf with his brothers and sisters.
Anthony will forever be remembered for his love shown as always looking to help someone in need; whether that was someone on the street who needed a cup of coffee or a hot meal, he always cared and gave what he could to others. Anthony and his wife Mary were foster parents for seventeen years caring for handicapped children. His grandchildren were his top priority, never missing a game or school function.
Anthony was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, of 52 years; sons, Tony (Nicole) Schiro, and Dominic Schiro; 4 grandchildren, Lauren (Wes) Beard, Anthony Schiro, Jax Schiro and Alayna Schiro; siblings: Kathy (Joe) Golden, Mike (Kathy) Schiro, Mary (Richard) Gales, Margie Nilo, Lina Schiro-Jahn, Annie (Jeff) Fidler, Therese Heller, Pete (Beth) Schiro, Kelly (Chip) Mazurek; in-laws, John (Barbara) Anderson, Sandra Quella, Eugene (Nancy) Anderson, William Anderson; nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Ernie Nilo, Rick Heller, Charles Quella and Jeffrey Anderson.
The family will be having a time to meet and greet at the funeral home, for Visitation on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 4:00 until 7:00PM. Please refrain from wearing cologne or perfume to the visitation. Private interment with Full Military Honors will be held at the Yorkville Cemetery.
Memorials to S.O.L.E. “Support Our Law Enforcement” or to The Salvation Army have been suggested by the family.
A very special thank you to the entire staff at Ascension All Saints Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care shown to Anthony.