- 60 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 7, 1954
- Place of birth:
Sidney, Nebraska, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 1, 2014
|Strong, kind, loving, and all around wonderful. You will be missed dearly, and will forever be in our hearts.|
"Thinking of Tony today with a big smile and deep love, M&M"
"Tony, our lives are glowing from your smile and light you shared with us. I think of you so often with great memories and joy. Thanks for taking care of Mark on this new journey."
"We miss you Tony! Hard to believe it's been a year. Love always, Rick and Alan"
"Happy Birthday Tony. I can still hear you voice and see you wonderful smile. I miss you!!!"
"Thinking of you Tony and missing you so very much. We will celebrate your life today and that will surely make us smile!"
"The world was blessed when you were born
and when you left us we all mourned.
As time passes I find myself thinking
of all the wonderful times we had together
and my tears have turn to joy
Your light shine bright in my soul
and in celebration of your life
I light one more birthday candle.
Happy 61st birthday to my brother-in-law who feels like a brother and a friend to all of us"
"I will always remember Tony as someone who embraced life and always seemed to find a way of finding the positive side of even the darkest prospect. He was definitely a "the cup is half full" kind of guy. Not only do I fondly recall his sense of humor, but his love of cooking and especially his sweet creations which were just culinary masterpieces. Our children benefitted from Tony's culinary skill, as he was always thoughtful and presented me with boxes of treats for our boys. I know he was passionate about his family and shared his stories of his travels to see them with alacrity. I am sorry to have missed his memorial but I was out of town. Tony, you will be sorely missed, my friend."
"I wish I had known about the local memorial service. I am sorry that I did not have the opportunity to share the memory of your life and to say goodbye surrounded by your family and friends.
What I will remember most is not the project we worked on together or the many business trips we took together (although shortly I will post a fun photo from one of them) but you and your love of life, family and friends. I always admired and have been inspired by your curiosity and wide variety of interests.
Several days after your passing I wrote this for you. http://musadelamariposa.com/2014/06/05/all-is-well/. I think of you often.
The photos are great, by the way. Thank you to the family for sharing them with all of us. It's nice to have faces to go with all the people Tony talked about."
"Tony, last weeks Memorial Serivce was beautiful. I didn't speak, but if I had, I would have shared the following:
It is still difficult walking by your office everyday.
Over the last five years I learned so much about you. Family meant everything to you. I felt like I knew your parents, Rose, Jane, your children, and grandchildren. When Ray passed away, this hit you hard. You not only lost a brother, but you became the patriarch of the family - a role you took very seriously. The stories you shared about you and Mark left no doubt that the two of you shared such a special relationship.
You were an amazing cupcake maker. I will forever remember the Foothill Ranch bake sale to raise money for the Alzheimers Association. You made six cup cake hamburgers and fries wrapped in paper that had Skilled Healthcare printed all over it. An annonymous person bought one of your amazing cupcakes for $150.
I am so glad that we started as collleagues and got to become friends. Miss you."
"Uncle Tony, our family was truly blessed to have you in it. We all love you so much!!! Your love for life was contagious. Every person who had the privilege of knowing you was touched by your caring, loving ways. You will be deeply missed forever. My heart is heavy with you gone but I know you are watching over everyone with a smile. You will never be forgotten XOXO. I love you.... Say hi to my weeties up there"
"From Jessica Anderson
"Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye, look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky. In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye; look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky. In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.
It won't be forever, the day will come and then my loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.
Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye; look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky. Every waking moment, and all your whole life through just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.
Just wish me to be near you, and I'll be there with you."
RIP Uncle Tony I love you"
"I am really blessed to have known Tony. I met him when he met Mark back in Denver (28 years ago?) He was a very kind thoughtful person. He was fun. Tony, Mark, Alan and I went to Tracks in Denver to see Sylvester sing. I can still picture us all dancing and having a blast. That was probably the same summer that we all went camping with Nancy in the mountains. I regret that I did not see him for the last few years, but we communicated a lot through facebook in the last year and a half. It was great to see Tony and Mark's trip to Paris and his excitement over his orchid blooming earlier this year. He had a great life and now leaves a big void for those of us who will miss him. He will always live on in our hearts and minds."
"We are better men because we knew you, and your light and smile will never fade from our hearts. We are so grateful for every minute we spent together and we are comforted knowing that your loving spirit will still surround us. Thank you for showing us how to embrace life and live it with purpose. We are resolved to follow your lead - to smile often and love with gusto and acceptance, may we honor you in the process."
"Your heart was always full of love, you smile radiated the warmth in your soul and you'rer kindness was infectious. Thanks for sharing your life with us. You may have gone on to another journey but you will never be forgotten."
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