Anthony James ‘Tony’ Sahs, 51, Woodstock, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice-Woodstock.
He was born Sept. 12, 1965, to Wayland and Rosemarie (Green) Sahs in Woodstock.
He graduated from Woodstock High School in 1983 and went on to attend McHenry County College. He was employed at Woodstock Diecast and JayDee Concrete and then worked for the city of Woodstock Public Works Department. Tony served on the Woodstock Fire Department for 27 years. His family owned the Whitehouse Tavern in Woodstock for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge. Tony was a proud patriot of our country and made sure to fly the flag in tribute.
He was a big sports enthusiast, especially for the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. He was very superstitious and never missed a game. Tony enjoyed being outdoors and learning about world history and astronomy. Most of all, Tony loved spending time with his children and having gatherings with those who were dearest to him. Tony was kind and welcoming to everyone he met. He was fun to be around and a loyal friend to many. His laughter alone could lighten an entire room.
Survivors include: his mother, Rosemarie Sahs; Kristin (Limbaugh) Sahs; his children, Christopher James “CJ” (Jody) Sahs, Alec Wayland Sahs and Allison Laurel Sahs; a grandson, Cameron James Sahs; three brothers, Richard (Tina) Sahs, Gary (Diane) Sahs and Phillip Sahs; and four nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial gathering and celebration of life will be begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, until the 1 p.m. memorial service at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.
Memorials can be made to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District.