Anthony N. Pope

   Anthony N. Pope peacefully passed away May 17, 2024 at home, surrounded by family.  He was born April 27, 1942 in Chicago, to the late Joseph and Gertrude Pope. Anthony was a resident, member and businessman in Elmhurst for over 50 years. For the latter, holding a J.D., CPA and a Masters in Taxation.

   Beloved husband of 59 years to Donna M. Pope (nee Beard); loving father to Elizabeth (Todd) Mezera, Matthew (Anita) Pope, Tracy Kramer, Jennifer (David) Dunlap, Cathy (Brett) Conway and Kristen (Kevin) Coleman; amazing grandfather and mentor to Lauren and Bryan (Rachel) Mezera; Zachary (Patrick), Luke (Bridget), and Phoebe Pope, Michael and Paul Kamieniak; Livia, Henry and Griffin Kramer; Courtney and Jacob Dunlap; Cate and Christopher Conway; and Tony, Kevin and Molly Coleman; cherished great grandfather to Riley Francis Pope; dear brother to Carmella (Mike) Halicke and Louise (the late John) O’Brien. Further survived by nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

    Anthony, or Tony, to his friends, loved spending time with Donna, his kids, grandkids, and the entire family. He would never pass up a chess game with a grandkid, and in family gatherings, he could always be seen huddling with one of his children to talk about their lives. SummerJosephs in Grand Beach were a family affair and Anthony enjoyed seeing everyone visit and be in the same house together. He was always engaged as a family man, whether it was sponsoring or volunteering for his children’s many sports, driving the golf cart in the 4th of July parade or holding court by the pool in Grand Beach. He will be greatly missed but leaves behind family and friends forever grateful for the time they had with him.

    A visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2024 at Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – THE AHLGRIM CHAPEL, 567 South Spring Road, Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Lake Nation, 15484 Migizi Drive, PO Box 574, Red Lake, MN 56671,

   Arrangements in care of Elmhurst Community Funeral Home – THE AHLGRIM CHAPEL. For info, (630) 834-3515 or