403 Forbidden


nginx
Anthony Verme

Anthony Verme

Tuesday, December 21st, 1920 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Anthony Verme, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Anthony Verme with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Anthony Verme, 98, originally of St. Louis, MO and last residing in Fairview Heights, IL, peacefully passed away on March 16, 2019.

Tony was born on December 21, 1920 to Antonio and Angela (nee Tosto) Verme. He was born into an extended family of Italian immigrants and took great pride in his heritage. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and was medically discharged in 1943. Following his return home, he attended St Louis Institute of Music and became an accomplished musician, playing viola, English horn and oboe with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for 39 years, retiring in 1987. He was a featured and well-reviewed soloist, toured extensively throughout the country, and played Carnegie Hall in New York City multiple times. He also played at the American Theater, the MUNY and the Casa Loma Ballroom. After retirement, Tony enjoyed fishing, traveling, and Cardinals baseball. Late in life when Tony moved to Sullivan, MO with his wife Susie he became an active member of the New Testament Baptist Church.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Angela (nee Tosto) Verme; sisters, Lena, Angie, and Josie; wives, Wanda Verme nee Holzhausen, Rose Verme nee Basone, and Susie Verme nee Bridgeman; and daughter, Marie Harvey.

Surviving are his children, Lela (Robert) Satterfield of Oceanside, CA, and Arthur (Cheri) Verme of Florissant, MO; grandchildren, Christopher (Paris) Verme of Goldsboro, NC, Autumn (Paul) Rebillot of St. Louis, MO, Rebecca (Ryan) Westrich of Wentzville, MO, Christina Lowder of Pinckneyville, IL, and Thomas Satterfield of Oceanside, CA; and son-in-law, Michael Harvey of O’Fallon, IL.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, IL 62269.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5239 W. Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Anthony Verme, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    5239 W Florissant Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63115
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Vern M Lintvedt
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    5239 W Florissant Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63115
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Anthony here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Anthony Verme by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
LG

Lorraine Glass-Harris

Posted at 04:49pm
from Tony's colleagues of the St. Louis Symphony:

Whenever I thought about my colleagues in the viola section from the old days, I would think of Tony. He was a real gentleman, and a fine person. Not long ago, I ran across a photo of Charlie, Tony, and myself, sitting outside the auditorium in Kirksville. We were looking at a book on fish species. All you can see of me is the top of my head, and all that dark brown (sigh) hair. In the background is the Schneider truck. I'd like you to have the picture, perhaps it could go up on the wall in the Lounge. Bob Mottl took it.
Jerry Fleminger

I couldn't agree more with all these remembrances of Tony Verme. He was a very good violist and section member, a class guy, authentic, no pretense. I was fortunate our careers overlapped a few years. Tom Dumm

I remember Tony as a lovely, peaceful man, who maintained a sartorial elegance, and was a wonderful stand partner to Charlie Weiser. The two were proud of their high level of collaboration on the stand.
Lorraine Glass-Harris

Tony Verme was a true gentleman and modest soul.  He lived a long and, I hope, healthy life. Joan Briccetti

Joan said it very well. Tony was an elegant gentleman who had a peace and grace about him.  
 
Besides his job as an SLSO violist, Tony played the English horn…not the oboe…the English horn. He always had a kind word for me whenever there was an EH part of consequence on our program. One day then, PM Carl Schiebler, asked me if would consider letting Tony play EH for me on a children’s concert. It was a dream for him to be able to do this. Of course I said yes and Tony had his Powell Hall English horn debut. He was thrilled.

Tony was a very special human being and I have thought of him often.

Marc Gordon

I agree what my colleagues have said.  A remembrance: One year Tony gave me some tomato seeds from his garden for tomatoes that were better for sauce.  From about 8 plants that I had in my back yard in U City, only one tomato was produced, which I gave back to Tony.  I guess I needed training on how to grow tomatoes!!  Tony accepted my gift with his typical grace and civility.  (Another Tom) Tom Leveck


I too remember Tony well - a sweet man and a real gentleman.
Jenny Lind Jones


I'm saddened to hear that Tony V. is no longer with us, but what a good memory he is. Bill Martin


I remember that Tony Verme served as assistant librarian to Roger Grossheider during my early years in the orchestra (almost half a century ago!) I can see him now placing music on the stands. Frances Tietov
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album