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“I will always remember Tony as a very honorable and intelligent man. I spent many Holidays with Tony & Irene as a guest Lisa and Terry's home. Tony...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Tina Cohen - Palm desert, CA

“Lisa, dear....What an amazing man. And so handsome, too. It is sad that his last years were so trying. Thank you for thinking of me....I miss seeing...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Patt & Daph - Palm Desert, CA

“Dear Auntie Irene, Craig, Lisa and Mary Kay (and Uncle George)We are deeply saddend by the loss of Tony. Your visits to South Milwaukee through the...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Sue Rogosienski - South Milwaukee, WI


Tony Sroka of Indian Wells, CA passed away peacefully, September 29, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, CA surrounded by his loving wife, Irene and family.
Born in 1917, in Milwaukee, WI, Tony became a manufacturing engineer. In 1942 he joined the Air Force and spent the next 20 years traveling the world and retired in 1962 as a Major. He then pursued his Master's Degree in Education, became a counselor at an Indian School in Albuquerque, NM and later a professor at Kentucky State University. He later founded his own engineering company, TriOnics, and consulted on many projects for the military and NASA.
While attending a conference in Indian Wells in 1984, a family friend introduced him to Irene Finne. Both widowed, they had an immediate connection and were married November 5, 1985. For the next 30 years, they traveled the world together and spent summers at their home in Dana Point and later Newport Beach.
One of his proudest accomplishments was earning his Phd at the age of 80. He was a lover of knowledge and would share that knowledge with all. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert and sang in the choir.
He leaves behind his wife, Irene Sroka, his daughter MaryKay Calvert (Steve) from his first marriage, his son Craig and daughter Lisa Stanford (Terry).
Tony will always be remembered as a kind and loving human being, teacher, counselor, mentor and friend.
He lived a long and productive life and will be forever missed.
Job well done, Major ...... till we meet again.