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Anthony Eugene Bisantz
Rodanthe- Anthony Eugene Bisantz, 74 died peacefully at home on Hatteras Island after a brief illness, October 13, 2011. Tony was born in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Anne Jordan and Eugene Bisantz. Tony leaves his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Cook; his children Carrie, of Golden, CO; Robert (Lynn) of Cary, NC; Ellen (Mike) of Kaarst, Germany; and Charles (Lynn) of Austin, TX; his sisters, Mary of Raleigh, NC and Jean Patricia (Anthony) of Buffalo, NY; his 9 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews to complete the mission of living fully without him.
Tony retired after 23 years in the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served his country around the world including two tours in the Republic of Viet Nam during which he was awarded the Silver Star for Valor in the face of the enemy. Other military decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Legion of Merit. Not only was Tony a hero for his countrymen, but showed the same devotion to family and loved ones, returning home to visit his family at every available opportunity.
After military retirement, Tony worked as a Financial Consultant in Moline, Illinois, retiring again in 1995. Tony, with Charlotte, relocated to Rodanthe, NC where he served in the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department (CBVFD), Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church (OLS), and as a volunteer Tax Aide in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Saturday December 10, 2011 at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Seas in Buxton. Burial of the urn with full military honors is scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery March 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM.
Memorial donations may be made to the CBVFD, OLS or to Dare County Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.