Salvatore Anthony (Tony) Sgroi, 96, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at his home on January 28, 2024. He was born on July 29, 1927, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to parents, Salvatore Sgroi and Maria C. (Romano) Sgroi.
After graduating from Manuel High School, he pursued higher education at Purdue University. In 1949, he proudly obtained his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue. Tony's educational journey laid a strong foundation for his career and enabled him to excel in his chosen field of engineering.
Tony dedicated an impressive 37 years of his life to Allison's Engine Company where he worked as an engineer. His passion for his craft led him to contribute significantly to the creation and development of engines for military airplanes and helicopters.
In addition to his professional achievements, Tony was a devout member of the Saint Simon of the Apostles Catholic Church. He was also proud to be associated with various organizations that exemplified camaraderie and service to others. As a member of the Knights of Columbus on Keystone Ave., he played an integral part in their mission of charity and support for those in need. Moreover, Tony maintained strong ties with Purdue University even after graduation. He was an esteemed member of Purdue's Varsity Club as well as Purdue's Alumni Association.
Tony is survived by his children, Stephen (Susan) Sgroi and Stephanie (Roger) Boyer; 3 grandchildren, Rachel (Tyler), Alyssa, and Daniela; and 1 great-granddaughter, Hannah.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Ruth C. Sgroi; parents, Salvatore and Maria Sgroi; and his siblings, Mary Conger, Rose McCracken, Frances Ragle, Michael Sgroi, and James Sgroi.
A visitation for Tony will be from 11am-12pm on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist (10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, IN 46037), with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 12pm. Entombment will take place at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, around 2:00p.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.