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Anthony Peter Wolkow, Jr., age 65, of Grand Rapids, passed away on September 10, 2016 at home surrounded by family. The son of Anthony Peter, Sr. & Claire Mae Wolkow he was born on November 11, 1950 in Grand Rapids.

Tony retired from Spartan after 30 years of warehouse distribution and was a proud Teamster. He had many outdoor hobbies including fishing and hunting. Tony enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete in sporting activities and was a fan of the Western Michigan University and Detroit Lions football teams. A proud U.S. Army Veteran, Tony served his country in the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his father. Surviving is his mother, Claire Wolkow; loving wife of 43 years, Nancy Lynn Wolkow; two children, Nathan John (Katherine Dixie) Wolkow, and Amity Lynn Wolkow; grandchildren, Hayden Christian, Gwendolyn Dixie, George Anthony, Conner Joseph, Grace Lynn; siblings, Mark Wolkow, Michele (Tex) Graham; siblings in-law, Terry Edwards, Patty McKinney, Wally DeVries; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. A special thanks to Beth Fair in helping the family during Tony’s last days.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 

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11 Condolences

  1. Stephanie Parker on September 16, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Sorry so for your loss…. Praying for all..



  2. Ruth lancioni carlson on September 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I always had a serious crush on tony. Because he was so darn cute! He and my brother charlie tore up portage lake in our speedboat! My prayers are with his entire family.



  3. Rick, Mary Kay & Cathy Whitaker on September 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss.
    The Wolkow family will always hold a special place in our hearts.



  4. Art Reynolds on September 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the Wolkow family on the passing of Tony. I worked many years with Tony at Spartan, I will especially remember the fun times during third shift grocery. Though it has been many years I have many happy memories. My prayers and thoughts are with you all!!
    Art Reynolds



  5. Mr. Mike Staeven on September 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    For the last few years I worked on the last shift porter and Tony always made it bearable to come into work. Whenever I needed to ask him something and when I saw him I would always holler out Hey Junior! He always gave me that sly look like he wanted to call me a few names. Knowing Tony he’s probably sitting on a boat on some lake, fishing somewhere.



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