Friends mourn the death of Rockford pub owner Anthony Angelery

ROCKFORD — Anthony “Tony” Angeleri is a bar owner, black belt in karate, karaoke singer and drummer.

Perhaps his best quality, however, is his ability to sit and listen and do his best for others, making many friends in the process.

The friends took to social media in recent days to express their sadness and shock at his sudden death.

The 42-year-old co-owner of Victory Tap, a bar-restaurant at 2315 Harrison Avenue, was shot dead at his Lape Street home late Saturday night.

Witnesses told police an adult male shot into the house and fled on foot. No arrests were made.

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Rockford’s Jeremy Van Barriger calls Angelery his best friend.

“I really miss him,” Van Barrig said.

“Tony was always there to serve people. He had a big heart. He was always there to help those in need.”

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