Dr. Anthony “Tony” Michael Rizzi

Dr. Anthony “Tony” Michael Rizzi, 88, Lee’s Summit, left his temporary home on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. A man who devoted his life to serving God, family, and country. The loss of his earthly presence is mourned, but we pray for his soul to get quickly to heaven.

Tony loved his entire family and enjoyed being with them. As the father of eight children, 25 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was loved by many. His 25 grandchildren affectionately called him “Nonno” and others “Pops”. He cherished each child deeply as if they were the only one. Most of all, Tony loved God and his wife, Ann, with all his heart and all of his being.


Praise the Lord for Tony’s life.


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no visitation. A private funeral service for family was held on Dec. 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Independence. A memorial mass and remembrance for friends and extended family will be held in the spring with date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to Institute for Advanced Physics, PO Box 15030, Baton Rouge, LA 70895, http://iapweb.org/store/#donate. Arr: McGilley Sheil Chapel; 11924 E. 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64133.