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Anthony Louis Farrero

July 30, 1943 — May 12, 2024

Coal City

Anthony Louis Farrero

Age 80, passed away May 12, 2024 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Illinois.

Born on July 30, 1943 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois, Anthony was the son of Louis & Caroline (Stepnosky) Farrero.

Raised and educated in Coal City, Illinois, Anthony lived the typical childhood of the times. Spending time with the neighborhood kids taking apart their bikes just to see who could reassemble them the fastest and fishing at Whitetie. In addition, he was active in Rainbow Council Boy Scouts of America (Troop #66) where he advanced to Explorers Crew. Anthony attended Coal City High School where he played on the baseball team and participated in track before graduating with the Class of 1961. It was during these formative years he also acquired the nicknames: "Anchor" & "Tony". 

Following high school, Anthony went on to graduate from University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Administration. While later being admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the Honorary Commerce Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and the Society for Advancement of Management. Anthony was recognized by the Department of Professional Regulation to practice as a Professional Engineer.

Anthony honorably served his Country during the Vietnam War for 2 years from May of 1966 until his honorable discharge in May of 1968.

Anthony was employed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he was recognized for his dedication & support to the Space Flight Program. During his tenure with the Space Center, he will be remembered for acquiring hydrated ice cream from NASA for all to enjoy. Anthony later took on a position with Dresden Nuclear Power Station in Illinois from where he formally retired.

Anthony was a member of Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Union Local #916; belonged to the National Rifle Association and the National Archery Association, and was a lifelong member of Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City. 

Anthony is survived by his daughter, Regina (Ken) West of Rock Hill, South Carolina and three grandchildren: Adam, Ryan & Lynzi; his sister, Carol (Matthew) Thraen; niece Courtney Caroline Thraen and nephew Matthew Louis Thraen, as well as several cousins.

Anthony was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbi Sue (Dubin) Farrero; parents; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Thursday, May 30. 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 215 South Kankakee Street in Coal City at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Josh Miller will preside with Deacon William Dunn assisting.

Following Mass, military honors will be rendered, and a private graveside held in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Braidwood, where Anthony will be laid to rest with his parents.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Anthony’s memory to Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City or to SamaritansPurse.org

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com. To sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Anthony’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services & arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory (815-634-2125)

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Memorial Visitation

Thursday, May 30, 2024

4:00 - 5:30 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 30, 2024

6:00 - 6:45 pm (Central time)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church - Coal City IL

215 S Kankakee St, Coal City, IL 60416

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