Anthony John Schomin Jr.

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died February 6, 2018

Anthony John Schomin Jr., of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at his home surrounded by loving family.

Tony was born May 24, 1950, in Escanaba, to Anthony “Ben” and Patricia (Wagner) Schomin Sr.

Tony was a proud 1968 graduate of Holy Name High School. He graduated from Northern Michigan University, in 1972, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later in his career he furthered his education by receiving his Master’s Degree in Public Administration on August 6, 1991.

Tony was a middle school teacher in Manistique from 1972 to 1977. During that time, he met and married his wife Donna. Tony and Donna moved to Escanaba in 1977 where they made their home and raised their family. Tony was employed by the City of Escanaba as the Parks and Recreation Director from 1977 to 2005. After his retirement from the City, Tony was a business development consultant for AECOM Engineering for 7 years.

During his retirement years, Tony loved going to camp, hunting and golfing. He also loved being a “Cart Boy” at Sweetgrass Golf Course. He will always be remembered by family and friends for his infectious laugh.

In addition to his loving wife Donna, Tony is survived by:
Son: Ben (Libby) Schomin of Carlsbad, CA
Brothers: Tim Schomin of Rockwall, TX
Peter (Becky) Schomin of Kaukauna, WI
Sisters: Vicki (Dan) Mullin of Escanaba, MI
Kris (Scott) Shield of Green Bay, WI
Grandchildren: Cade, Charlie and Casey Schomin
Mother in law: Audrey Martin
Brother in law: Tim Martin of Staten Island, NY

Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony “Ben” Sr. and Patricia, father in law, Don Martin and sister in law, Robin Diane Schomin.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow visiting hours, at 6:00PM on Tuesday, at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone, with Rev. Fr. Brian Gerber officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Parish Hall. Tony will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, Tony’s family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Schomin family for an education fund to be established at a later date. Envelopes will be available throughout visiting hours. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.

42 Tributes for “Anthony John Schomin Jr.

    Condolences to Donna and all the family of Tony. What a great guy and what a pleasure to know and work with. I am honored to have known him and considered him a friend. RIP Tony!

    Donna and family sending our prayers and condolences during this difficult time. Tony fought the good fight and know he is in Jesus arms. Bob and Sally

    God’s peace to you and your family. So many good Memories of Tony at the City.
    Roger Good

    Donna & family: Please accept my condolences in hearing of the passing of Tony. He was a very good man of the utmost character & interegity. Con Yagodzinski

    Donna– We are so very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He was an incredible man with a heart of gold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. We love you! ~Greg & Tricia

    Deepest sympathy to Donna and all of the Schomin family. Tony was such a kind and decent man. My thoughts and prayers will be with the Schomin family during this difficult time.

    We send our Deepest of Condolences, Love and Prayers to you Donna and family. We loved Tony so much! He was so good to everyone. Tony was a great pillar of our community. We loved his great humor and huge laughter. May your great memories bring Peace to your hearts! God Bless You!

    Donna and all Schomin family’s!! Tony will surely be missed by all who was blessed to have known him!!! Two things I can say about him is….he was PROUD to be from NORT TOWN n PROUD to be CROATIAN!!!!!!! God bless you my friend!!!!

    Our deepest sympathy to Donna and the family. Tony was a pleasure to work for and with. He was well respected and admired by everyone. Will always have a special place in my heart.

    Very sorry to learn of Tony’s death. He was a great contributor to our community. Tony was a terrific guy to work with at the City.

    Donna and family:
    Our hearts go out to all of you. Tony was a great person. Hopefully we can make the service.
    Ann & Jim

    Donna, my condolences to you and your family! I’m so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. My thoughts are with you.


    Donna, Tim, Vicki and family,
    This earth lost a very, very good man on Tuesday. We’re certain he was welcomed by his Maker and is now at total peace forever.
    Our hearts go out to everyone that new him and was touched by his humor and sincerity.
    He also had a genuine sense of caring and compassion that made him so likable by so many.
    He was the true definition of a true Croatian “Northtowner”(fine breed of humans by the way:)).
    Please know that everyone is in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    May God give all of you the strength and courage to deal with Tony’s loss.
    May He bless you all as well!
    All of love,
    Tom and Deb

    Tony was a man of integrity, hard work and fun. I enjoyed a 40 + year relationship working for him, with him and playing. Love you Tony. Enjoyed all our days. God- you got a good Guy

    Donna, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I will always fondly remember Tony’s energy and laughter at our get togethers at fishing and hunting camps. He was always like that for all the 54 years I had known him. Everyone liked him because he was genuine and kind. He would frequently remind me we were distant relatives. I am proud of that.

    Thoughts & Prayers to the entire Schomin Family From the Jay Link Family. Tony was a great guy, I am glad he was part of my life!-Jay Link

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Tony. Prayers to the entire Shomin family.
    Judi Gerisch King
    Therese Gersich

    To Donna, Ben, Tim, Vicky, Pete and Chris and all of the Schomin family: Tony will always be remembered by us a kind, hardworking, fun and caring good man! He will be so sorely missed by all who knew him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    I will always remember Tony for the immense pride he had for his family, his work, his heritage (insert Croation joke here, as Tony will be laughing harder than anyone) and his community. Some might say he was biased to a certain part of his community (think Nort Town), but I would say he was a great ambassador for Escanaba, period.

    If I were a 12 point buck in heaven, I`d be feeling pretty nervous right now!

    RIP, Tony.

    Donna and Family,
    Living next door, we knew the all of the everyday happenings, and even yet, it is hard to think Tony is gone. We all grew up together here in Northtown, and we all loved Tony! He is going to be missed.
    As I write this note, (while eating some trail-mix) I can still see Tony’s face up at my Camp during Spring Break, when he had to bury Ben’s underwear!
    Oh the memories are countless!

    My sincere thoughts and condolences go out to the entire family. What a great loss. I new Tony when working at the Daily Press and his mom and dad were friends with my parents.


    Susie Coplan

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Tony was such a nice man who always had a smile on his face.

    Donna & Family….Rick and I send our sympathy…with hugs & prayers . We feel blessed that our paths crossed with you & Tony. Let your faith be your guide & know that Tony is in peace ❤️

    So Sorry Donna,
    Tony was a great student, a better friend and a true inspiration to me and many others. He never carried the title of “City Manager”, but he was! He never carried the title of “All-Time Great Outdoorsman”, but he was. He never carried the title of “Hall of Fame Coach/Athlete/Sponsor/Contributor”, but he was. More importantly though, he will always carry the title of “Top Shelve Husband, Father and Friend”. He was, he is and he will be remembered as such.

    Tony always made Bonnie & me “Proud To Be Croation”.

    Love & Prayers to You and Family,

    Doug & Bonnie Bovin

    Donna, so sorry to hear ,Tony a a great loving man, Prayers and hugs to you my friend and your family. It was nice to see you and Tony a short time ago. God Bless
    Auntie Jean & Gaylord

    Donna and family,

    Very saddened to learn of Tony’s passing. He was a doer and left a considerable footprint in Escanaba. He will be missed. My sincere condolences.

    Bill Wickham

    Words cannot describe our heartache for you , we love you so much. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Millie Carley & Karen Robbins

    Donna & family, I am so saddened to hear of Tony’s passing. I think of you both often; and am so grateful we reconnected.
    May memories & your deep faith bring you comfort. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
    Take great care,

    Cheryl Demers

    Donna and family,

    I’m very saddened to hear of Tony. He was my first “boss” when I worked for the City at the age of 16. He taught me a lot of values and we had many laughs. He fought hard for many programs in the Rec Dept. He will be missed.

    Donna and family,
    I extend to each of you my heartfelt sympathies during this most difficult of times. I am very saddened to learn of Tony’s passing. He had a unique ability to encourage, uplift, and praise those around him. He always made me feel special when we got together. His sense of humor and infectious laughter always brightened my day. Wish there was more I could do to ease your loss. He was a proud, kind and caring man who will be solely missed.

    Thoughts and prayers to you and family,

    Roger A. Wanic
    Class of 1968

    Donna, Ben, Tim, Vicki, Peter and Kris

    Theresa and I give you our sincere condolences. Tony was such a wonderful person. It was always a joy to be with him listening to his stories and laughter. You lost a great husband, father and sibling. I’m sure he is now reminiscing with his mom and dad. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.


    My heartfelt sympathies and prayers are with you all. I had the good fortune to work with Tony in a variety of volunteer capacities over the years and was so pleased when he chose Sweetgrass as a retirement job location. I then got to enjoy his sense of humor and share stories from the “old days”. He was a great guy!

    I worked with Tony at the Civic Center & he was always willing to go out of his way to clear up any miscommunication by taking questions about all the applications that were always on the tables. (I worked at the Senior Center on the other side of the building.)

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