Round a decade in the past, Mr. Stempeck devised a option to decide what precisely went into the dishes.
“I went right down to the restaurant, weighed each canister of spice within the kitchen, she made the sauce, I reweighed the canisters, after which we knew,” he told The Reno Gazette Journal.
For the primary time, the Casale’s household had written recipes.
“We’ve been raised to take the restaurant over,” Mr. Stempeck added. “It’s part of holding Previous Reno alive.”
Anthony Patrick Stempeck was born on March 2, 1957, in Reno. His mom and his father, Casimir Stempeck — identified by his Navy nickname, Steamboat — ran Casale’s, which Ms. Stempeck’s maternal grandparents had based as a grocery retailer in 1937. Tony grew up in a home out again, so shut that he might leap from his entrance door into the again door of the restaurant. He graduated from Sparks Excessive College in 1975.
One evening whereas working at Casale’s he took the purse of Janet D’Amico, a buyer, and hid it behind the bar to maintain her round. They’d a whirlwind courtship, married in 1990 and divorced in 2003. Ms. D’Amico died in 2007.
Along with his daughter Haley, Mr. Stempeck is survived by one other daughter, Cierra Marin; two brothers, Charlie and John Stempeck; three sisters, Madaline Zanoni, Maria Rogers and Helen Jayme; and his associate, Lynne Clark.
A faithful father, Mr. Stempeck ordered wooden chips and prime soil for the development of a playground at his daughters’ elementary college. He volunteered within the college’s entrance workplace, as a crossing guard, at bake gross sales, at spaghetti buffet fund-raisers. Casale’s regulars, accustomed to the Tony who poured photographs of Jägermeister, discovered it laborious to consider, however for 2 years operating he was mother or father of the 12 months.
After the demise of Mr. Stempeck’s mom, Ms. Kramer ordered enterprise playing cards for him inscribed along with her previous title: owner-operator.
They arrived the day Mr. Stempeck died.