|(Monday - September 14, 2020) -
Anthony M. (Tony) Tatangelo, age 39, passed away on Tuesday, September
8, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay.
Anthony was born on
August 5, 1981, in Rochester, MichiganI, to Mario and Lori Tatangelo.
He attended Our Lady of the Lakes in Waterford, Michigan, and
Clarkston High School, where he graduated in 1999.
Tony moved to
the Upper Peninsula to attend college at Northern Michigan University
where he earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and met his
wife, Aimee. He enjoyed the outdoors and all that the U.P. provided for
his passions. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Tony also enjoyed
downhill skiing and taught lessons at several locations in lower
Michigan as well as out west. He loved biking with his family and
friends and was recently training for a long distance trip. Nothing made
Tony happier than sharing these passions with his two children, Dominic
and Sierra; teaching them to ride their bikes without training wheels,
downhill ski, snowshoe, cross country ski, hunt, and fish. He proudly
shared videos of them doing these activities any chance he could.
Tony was a loving son, brother, husband, father, nephew, cousin, and
friend. His talents were endless; he was the best cook, an amazing
woodworker, a beloved teacher, a coach of several sports, and most
recently a business owner. Tony had a way of making everything fun,
whether it was learning in the classroom by cooking pancakes, gathering
friends together for a Monopoly League Night, or making an outdoor
theater for his kids. There wasn't a challenge that Tony wouldn't take
on. Opening U.P. Sport & Spoke was a thrilling adventure for him. The
support from the local community and entire biking community for the
store has been incredible. Tony talked about the friendships he formed
at the shop, enjoyed the bike rides he shared with many (including Taco
Tuesday rides), and loved the new family he formed with his coworkers
and their families.
His friends and family will tell you he was
the first person you would call for help, a bear hug, or if you just
needed a laugh. He could fix anything; a superhero to his family,
especially his two children. If you met Tony, you loved Tony.
Tony is survived by his wife Aimee; his two children, Dominic and
Sierra; his parents, Mario and Lori (Tullio) Tatangelo; brothers, Joseph
Tatangelo, Stephen Tatangelo. Steve & Debby Cavalieri, Vince (Nikki),
Chris, Anthony (Elise), Cole, and Lucas Cavalieri. Also surviving are
many uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, the entire biking community, and
his devoted friend, Andy Cabrera.
He was preceded in death by his
maternal grandparents, Larry and Beverly (Sue) Tullio and paternal
grandparents, Pasquale and Lea (Rea) Tatangelo.
Family will greet
friends on Saturday morning, September 19 from 9:00 until 10:45 at the
City Park Maki Pavilion. Private services will follow.
of flowers a scholarship fund will be established for Dominic and
Sierra. Memorials may be directed to Incredible Bank 101 West B Street,
Iron Mountain, MI 49801.
Condolences to the family of Anthony M.
Tatangelo may be expressed online at:
The family has entrusted the care of the Erickson-Rochon & Nash
Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.