Anthony D’Alie Azarian wrestled opponents and tackled the world

Anthony D’Alie Azarian, 32, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, due to a work-related accident. He was born on November 4, 1986, in Racine to Sam and Lori (Nee: Gross) Azarian.

Anthony graduated from Waterford Union High School in 2005, where he was runner-up in the state wrestling tournament. He, along with his father and his cousin, owned and operated Azarian Wrecking. In his free time, Anthony enjoyed wrestling, hunting, fishing, gymnastics, football, four wheeling, water sports, and collecting antiques. Anthony also enjoyed dancing, which he inherited from his grandfather. He had a tremendous sense of adventure, which other people were drawn toward. More than anything else he cherished spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Sam and Lori; the love of his life and mother of his children, Sheryl Bink; and their children, Ellie Jean (4) and Tigran Mack “T-Mack”(one-week); siblings, Sara (Adrian) McNeal, Steve (Amy) Tajnai, Rachel Azarian, Ali Azarian (fiancé, Franco Schuenke), Sam Blaise Azarian; his grandparents, Dick and Peggy Gross; his godparents, Anthony D’Alie and Greta Knoch; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and best friends.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sam and Louise; and uncles: Tony, Harry, and Steve.

There will be a funeral service held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Racine Bible Church, located at 12505 Spring Street, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at which time there will be a Remembering Service.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green Street. Reverend Steve Varghese will be officiating. Friends and relatives can meet with the family on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Anthony D. Azarian Family Benefit Fund can be made at the services or any Johnson Bank Location.