Anthony Paul Tomasi

January 21, 1941 - June 20, 2020

Anthony “Tony” Paul Tomasi, 79, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home in St. Charles, IL with his family by his side. He was born on January 21, 1941 to Sylvester and Antoinette (nee Chiaro) Tomasi in Chicago, IL. Anthony married his sweetheart Carol Karabin on September 2, 1962 at St. Salomea Catholic Church in Chicago.

Anthony served his country in the United States Navy. Then he worked as an air traffic controller for 33 years at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, IL. At his St. Charles home of 43 years, Anthony and Carol raised their four children, welcomed new generations of grandchildren, and cared for numerous animals. With his horse Vandy, Anthony served as a member of the Kane County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. Anthony also loved racing cars with his sons at Blackhawk Farms Raceway and Road America.

Anthony leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Carol, of St. Charles, IL and their four children: Tony (Regina) Tomasi of New Port Richey, FL; Michelle (Michael) Willman of St. Charles, IL; Reno (Rachel) Tomasi of Marengo, IL; and Brian (Carolyn) Tomasi of Elgin, IL. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Kevin (Maureen), Naomi (Tyler), Molly, Tony, Mitchell, Amanda, Jackson, Nicholas, and Lucy; three great-grandchildren: Xander, Michael, and Leo; his mother Antoinette; his sister Juliana Felts; and two nieces and a nephew: Sondra, Sherry, and Leslie.

He was preceded in death by his father Sylvester and granddaughter Ashley (Michael) DeLaney.

All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Arrangements entrusted to Moss Family Funeral Home – St. Charles 630-584-2000 or

Guest Book

  • John Gurley Great working with him, Had a great time at work and off work I'll miss you "DUDE"
  • Dave&Di Anderson So many good memories with Tony and Carol. Rest In Peace our friend.
  • Vincent Chiaro I remember the good times in Little Italy and Chicago when we visited. Also the family reunions of 2002 and 2012. Loved you cousin. Vince Chiaro
  • Patricia Siwak What an EXCEPTIONAL MAN! My condolescences to Carol and your entire family. Your all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I had the honor to be Tony's supervisor for many years. But, more importantly, we were great friends. I LOVED HIM! Tony was the controller you put in when the "Shit hit the Fan" When you needed leadership, creativity and someone who had the upmost respect ...someone who could control any situation.... when you needed THE BEST. That was "My Tony". He never disappointed. May you RIP in my dear friend and be free from pain. Godspeed Anthony!
  • John Bacavis I spent hours and hours and hours with Tony, talking large issues and small. One thing I know is that he truly, deeply loved his family. I also know that guy could thread a needle with airplanes. He could make them dance. I witnessed it and am still pretty sure that mirrors were involved. He adapted to new technology but was able to keep it old school. His talent was stunning. It truly was. I have three dozen stories about Tony, but I'll share a favorite. As those who knew him can attest, Tony never kept his opinions to himself. He got into a very heated confrontation with a supervisor once. Things deteriorated rapidly and there was talk of suspension, days on the "beach". As the union rep, I did what I could to smooth things over and prearranged a solution. I met with him and said "Tony, just go into this meeting, be contrite, swallow a little pride and this will all go away". Tony, being...Tony...said..."Yeah, no problem, I'm cool, it's fine". In the meeting it took all of 46 seconds for Tony to, almost word for word, restate all of the things that got him into trouble. Resolved in the end, but he could never be anyone other than who he was. I can't be clearer in stating I loved and respected this man. I will miss him and remember him always. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. RIP TFT.
  • Juliana E. Felts My heart is heavy. I love and will miss you so much, my little brother 06/20/2020
  • Jay Ceithaml A great man.
  • Molly Willman A great piece that honored papa's life. Miss & love you papa!
  • anthony j tomasi Love you dad.