Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obituary: Anton J. "Tony" Motisi - Class of 1951

Anton J. "Tony" Motisi, 26, a former Central High School and Whitewater State College athlete was found dead of hanging in his South Milwaukee residence Sunday.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Motisi, 1414 Whenona dr.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office said that Motisi was dead when found by South Milwaukee Police Sunday afternoon.

Motisi was a teacher at South Milwaukee High School, and assistant coach of football, basketball, and track there.

He was married to the former Mary Leone Fessenden of Janesville. They lived with their two children at 622 Milwaukee ave., South Milwaukee.

Originally published as a news story in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 4, 1960. At this time, obituaries were written by newspaper staffers, not families.

Note: Tony Motisi's class year is based on information in the 1951 Tychoberahn, where he is pictured among the graduating seniors.

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