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In Loving Memory

Windisch, Anthony J.

Anthony “Tony” Windisch was born on August 23, 1926 and passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2023. He was 97 years old. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy “Dot” Windisch, dear brother of the late Rev. Adolf M. Windisch, SM, PhD; Dearest father of Nancy (the late Rick) Scheitlin; Dr. Patt (Darrel Hollinger) Pickett; the late Jerry M. Pickett; Jann (Ray) Oberlin; Sandra Rivituso; Tony Rivituso; Cindy (Rick, Jr.) Gaasch; Robert (Nanette) Windisch; Gina (Scott) Baldwin; and the late Alan E. Brown; Cherished grandfather of Andria (John) Cook; Christine (Jim) VanBuskirk; Eric (Angie) Scheitlin; Brian (Toni) Scheitlin; Justin (Vanessa) Pickett; Anthony D. Rivituso; Nicholas (Julie) Scheitlin; Carissa (Aaron Argandona) Oberlin; the late Jessica Oberlin; Tracey (Dan) Hill; Andrew Rivituso; Emiley Pickett; Richard B. Gaasch, III;  Michelle (Michael) Gallagher; Christopher (Esra) Brown; Timothy (Hannah) Gaasch, Matthew (Laura) Windisch; Daniel Gaasch and Ashley (Joshua) Stuckel; Cherished great-grandfather of Coleman, Carter, Gus, Allison, Jenna, Alexis, Payton, Mason, Hunter, Makenna, Asher, Graham, Reese, Jazmine, Jason, Journie,  Cammie, Leighton, Saylor, Kiefer, Oliver, Wesley, Owen, and Leni. Dear uncle to the Bauer family, Dear cousin  and dear friend to many.

Tony lived a good and full life, wearing many hats over his 97 years. Due to the untimely death of their father early in their life, Tony and his younger brother, Adolf, were raised from 1930 to 1940 at the German St. Vincent’s Orphan Home in Normandy, MO, as half orphans. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1944 and was on their first boxing team in 1943. After high school he joined the downtown YMCA boxing team. One of his favorite stories he told was that during a YMCA workout, he was asked to spar with a “righty”.  As a “lefty”, Tony received his first and only black eye in that boxing match. Later that day, he had already planned for his first date with Dorothy and was to meet her parents and her sister Candy.  He showed up at her door with a black eye and wondering what they would think of him!

He worked for 22 years as an electrian at Mallinckrodt Chemical Works Company in the Uranium Processing Plant. In the 1950s, he volunteered to install some of the first automatic dishwashers at St. Vincent’s Orphan Home. He remembered how as a boy he hated the job assignment of hand-washing and drying hundreds of dishes a day. Later on, Tony became a Certified Computer Programmer Analyst and worked for the USDA. Tony was a frequent Federal Whistleblower, filing complaints about computer mismanagement in the federal government. He published an enlightening book about government waste. A major highlight for him was running for Congress in 1991.

Tony enjoyed dancing, bowling and, in his later years, he enjoyed trips to the Casino. He was “famous” in our family for the incredible smoked beef brisket he made for family parties. Another of his passions was being an avid computer game designer/inventor. He published an inspiring children’s book titled, ”Supersport and Friends.”  As a dad, he enjoyed supporting his seven children in their sports or singing engagements, along with his caring wife Dorothy.  This support and enjoyment carried through to all of their grandchildren’s many activities. They took their large family on memorable vacations to Chicago, IL,  Daytona Beach, FL, San Padre Island, TX, and Acapulco, Mexico.

Tony volunteered his time and was a member of the Jaycees, the German St. Vincent’s Alumni Association and St. John the Baptist Men’s Club. Over the last 23 years, he was a devoted parishioner at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.  Tony will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but especially by his large, loving family.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish would be greatly appreciated.

Services: Visitation at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church 4900 Ringer Road 63129 Tuesday, October 3, 10 am until Funeral Mass 11 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.










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