Antoine Albert (1934 - 2014)

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Antoine Albert

Antoine "Tony" C. Albert, 80, of O'Fallon Ill., born Feb. 17, 1934, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Tony was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church, and was a retired truck driver from Switzers Wholesale. Tony was a handyman and enjoyed wood working, shooting, gardening, and marksmanship.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Etta Mae, nee Fox, Albert; and wife, Shirley, nee Phillips, Albert.

Surviving are his children, Sandra and Brian Metze, and Patrick and Beth Albert; grandchildren, Michael and Terra Metze, Amanda and Anthony Whitfield, Natalie Metze, Nicole Albert, Sarah Albert, and Megan Albert; and great-grandchildren, Bailey Kruse, Jalen Metze, and Anthony Whitfield II.

Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. Online condolences may be extended to the family at

Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 23, 2014, at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave. O'Fallon, Ill. 62269.

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the funeral home with Father Jim Dieters officiating.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 21, 2014
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