Anthony E. Thal, 89, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence for 57 years; dear father of Edward (Kathleen), Dan (Linda) and Dale (Jeanette) Thal; cherished grandfather of seven; proud great-grandfather of Bryce Thistlethwaite and Addison Thal; and dear brother of the late MaryAnn (the late Anthony) Cichelli and the late George (the late Dorothy) Thal. He is also survived by his dearest friend, Marilyn Neidardt. Anthony was an Army veteran, member of the Des Plaines VFW, American Legion, Des Plaines Elks, Des Plaines Senior Center, and the Maine Township Senior Center, and he also enjoyed playing pinochle weekly at the Mount Prospect Senior Center. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Avenue in Des Plaines. A funeral service will be on on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Irving Park Cemetery in Chicago. Memorials may be made to the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60016, 847.768.5944, www.frisbieseniorcenter.org or The Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines, 600 E. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016, 847.375.1443, www.selfhelppantry.org. For more information, please call 847.699.9003 or visit glhillsfuneralhome.com.