Anthony “Tony” Alleva


KINGSFORD — Anthony “Tony” Alleva, 90, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Evergreen Meadows Assisted Living in Norway.

Tony was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Anton and Edith (Wright) Alleva. He attended the Iron Mountain Schools and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Tony married Katherine Cunningham in Milwaukee and she preceded him in death in 1991. Tony was an auto mechanic by trade and a good one at that. He could fix anything with an engine, even if he had to build the parts himself. Throughout his life, he built many things, including a plane, race cars, and a snowmobile. Tony loved flying, had his pilot’s license for many years and was a member of the Prop-Busters R/C plane club. He was also a member of the Dickinson County Racing Association and raced in the modified class at the Norway Speedway and in Escanaba.

Tony was also a skilled carpenter and enjoyed woodworking, golfing, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle and snowmobile. More than anything, he loved the time spent with family. He will be sadly missed.

Tony is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Don) Nelson of Iron Mountain, Rhonda Alleva-Singletary of Kingsford; three brothers, Marvin (Margie) Alleva of Iron Mountain, Arthur (Jill) Alleva of Kingsford and Allan Alleva of Kingsford; six grandchildren, Sherri (Harvey) Porath, Michelle (Jeff) Backlund, Lynn Mott, Tom (Carissa) Mott, Lisa (Rob) Gregg and Michael Singletary; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Katherine, Tony was preceded in death by a daughter, Debby Mott; siblings, Helen, Maybel, Marion, Albert, Eugene and Raymond Alleva; and special friend, Geri Pirlot.

At Tony’s request, private family funeral services will be held at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain, with Rev. Tracy Blagec to officiate.

Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet.

The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Memory Care in Norway for the kind and professional care given to Tony the past couple of years.

Condolences to the family of Anthony “Tony” Alleva can be made online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.