Anton F. Schorsch Jr.
November 16, 1923 – August 1, 2018
Anton F. “Tony” Schorsch, Jr., age 94, passed away in Des Plaines on August 1, 2018.
Born in Chicago, he was the son of the late Anton F. Schorsch, Sr., and Anna A. Schorsch (nee Brieske). Anton is survived by daughters Barbara (Vasu) Vasudevan and Donna K. Schorsch, grandson Scott, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by wife Jacqueline L. Schorsch (nee Freund); son Anton F. Schorsch, III; brothers Vincent, Albert, and Stephen L. (Joan) Schorsch; sisters Agnes Horwath, Sister Josepha SSSF, Mary Ann (John) Ryan, and Ann Therese Schorsch; and past wives Anita N. Schorsch (nee Engelking) and Patricia Schorsch (nee Walsh).
Anton graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, and later attended De Paul University in Chicago. Anton served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A carpenter by trade and a realtor, he was a partner for many years in Schorsch Brothers Homebuilders and later operated his own real estate offices. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed golf, swimming, fishing, hunting, and boating. He took pride in his back yard organic vegetable garden for many years. He also enjoyed listening to classical music.
Anton had a sense of humor and could not resist making funny remarks and joking with the people around him, sometimes catching them by surprise. In recent years, he often passed along the advice his own father gave to him: “Keep smiling – the rest of the world will wonder what you’re up to.”
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 7th, from 3pm-8pm at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (corner of Northwest Hwy./Rt. 14 and Rand Rd.), Des Plaines. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 8th, at St. Stephen Catholic Church at 10am. Interment to follow at All Saints Catholic Cemetery. For information please call 847-824-5155 or visit www.oehlerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust.
- Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018
- Interment Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Anton F. Schorsch Jr.
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