Anthony Aloysius Dill

Anthony Aloysius Dill, 82, of Norwood, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021. Beloved husband of Gisela Elisabeth (nee Hirtes). Devoted father of Dr. Barbara A. Dill and husband Richard Smith of Norwood and Regina Dill-Murnane and husband Dennis of Blue Point, NY. Proud grandfather of Dillon Smith, Chelsea Smith, Aiden Smith and Chloe Murnane. Brother of Aloys, Arthur and Mary.

Anthony was born February 28, 1939 in Jersey City Medical Center. He was the son of a Blacksmith and a Nurse. He grew up in the Bronx, where he attended Roosevelt High School. He was the first eldest son in generations not to pursue a career as a Blacksmith. Instead, he studied Electrical Engineering, initially as an undergraduate at the City College of New York, then obtaining a Masters at Columbia University. As part of his Military Service as a First Lieutenant in the US Army, he was stationed in Germany during the initial phases of the Berlin Wall Crisis. While in Germany he met and married his wife, Gisela Hirtes. The Newlyweds returned to the US, where he began his civilian Electrical Engineering Career at ConEdison. He then continued his career at American Airlines and IBM, from which he retired in White Plains in 1994. He was also a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. The family was blessed with two daughters, Barbara & Regina. They lived in Rockland County, where the girls attended school from Elementary through High School. He was an avid boater & motorcyclist—especially proud of his orange BMW Motorrad. In 2001 Anthony & Gisela retired to Bergen County. During retirement, the couple enjoyed extensive global travels.

A celebration of Anthony’s life will be held this Sunday (Jan 2).  Please contact the family for more information.

Those who wish may make a donation in Anthony’s memory to: Hi Tor Animal Shelter, Pomona, NY


  1. Dear Barbara and Regina,
    May your father Rest In Peace. I have fond memories of the days on Greenwood Lake in The Pickle Jar with Mr. Dill. God Bless all of you.
    Best, Michele (Ciganek) Foley

    • Michele~

      Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, we did have some fun times in The Pickle Jar! I treasure those memories.


  2. With great sadness I read the beautiful story of Anton’s life. A true gentleman. I know he made Gisela happy and spoke so proudly of his family. My thoughts are with you all. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Michele Bessette

    Prayers are going up for your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Vicki S Grudzinski

    Dear Gisela, Barbara and Regina,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. May your wonderful memories of Anton be a comfort to you always.
    With Love,
    Vicki Grudzinki

  5. Dear Gisela,
    Deepest sympathy to you and all the family.
    I will call you when I am back in New York.
    Joan Schierlitz

  6. Very sorry for your loss Barbara. You always spoke so fondly of your father.

  7. Barbara – I’m sorry for your loss. It sounds like he had a wonderful life, and through you, I know he was loved by your family. May he rest in peace, and may your family find comfort during this time.
    Corinne Yeh.

  8. Thank you Michele~ We certainly did have some great times on that lake! I’ll forever treasure those memories !

  9. Dear Gisela, Regina, Barbara and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Anton was a great man. May he Rest In Peace.
    A donation has been made in his memory to Hi Tor Animal Shelter.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    Jordana, Dave and Emil

  10. Dear Gisela and family
    So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him. Think only of the good times and memories and carry them in your heart.

  11. Dear Gisela and family,
    May Anton find peace and eternal rest. We’ll never forget his upbeat personality and fun demeanor! I cannot picture him without his smile and the twinkle in his eye.
    My love and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Joyce Riess

  12. This was a shock! I am very sorry for your loss! I wish you and your family the heartfelt sorrow! Don Gallo

  13. So sorry about your loss–Peace be with you and your family forever from Lisa A. Kurtz

  14. Karen Melzer-Roselle

    Dear Gisela and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I hope that wonderful memories of your life together bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With heartfelt condolences,

  15. Dear Aunt Gisela and family, You are all in our thoughts…
    I miss him and can’t imagine the loss for you. Hope that over time you will start to feel better.
    Our deepest condolences and remembering him.
    As ever,

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