Anthony “Tony” Raymond Alle

“Tony” Alle

“Tony” Alle

Anthony “Tony” Raymond Alle, 78, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Peoria, Ill., passed away peacefully on Aug. 14, 2016 at his home. Tony was born on Oct. 25, 1937 in Rawlins to Samuel and Pauline Sandoval Alle.  Tony was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Tony is survived by his loving wife, Martha, who he married on Sept. 2, 1963, daughters Mary Paula Henry (Ronald) and Marti Rose Alle of Scottsdale/Phoenix and son, Michael Anthony Alle (Sue) of Raleigh, N.C., siblings, Sara Fillon and Emma Rendon, grandchildren JD Henry, Michael Henry and Lilly Alle. Tony is also survived by his lifelong friend whom he considered a brother, Father Mauricio Medina of Idaho. Countless nieces and nephews and friends of the family considered Tony a father figure for his continual guidance, support and unconditional love.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother David Alle, his sister Virginia Merfalen, his sister Lita Alle, and brother Michael Alle.

Tony served his country as an Armory Crewman driving tanks at Fort Knox, Ky.

Tony’s gift of taking care of others and teaching began with his lifelong commitment to education at Carroll College in Montana, the University of Wyoming, the University of New Mexico, and Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz. where he received his master’s degree in international business.  Tony taught international management at Illinois Central College in Peoria, Ill., retiring as a full professor and being the only instructor to receive the Gallion Award twice, an award signifying excellence in teaching.

After his career in teaching, he found a second career in real estate at Jim Maloof Realty. Finally, upon retiring again and relocating to Arizona, he found his true calling being a Grandpa.

Tony was a deeply religious and spiritual man, committed to his Catholic Christian faith, with a lasting and loving impact on people of all faiths and walks of life. He was instrumental in starting the Hispanic Church in Peoria which is going strong to this day. Tony was involved with the Cursillo community for decades, where he mentored and ministered to thousands of people. De Colores Tony! To best describe Tony’s personality is, “My father has never met a stranger, just a friend he had yet to meet.”

Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 3rd with refreshments around noon at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in support of the Tony Alle Memorial Scholarship to the Illinois Central College Educational Foundation, 1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635

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