ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tony Good, 67 years old, born on November 14, 1953, and passed away on May 26, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Tamar Sberlo on June 12, 2022
Some people come into our lives and have a deep impact. Some do it fiercely in a very short time, and some do it slowly, and without you fully noticing. For me, Tony was the latter; somehow, his soul was outside of his body. He masqueraded as a normal guy; owns trucks, loves fishing, a good neighbor. But now that he’s gone it is so apparent that he was a spirit beyond our logical understanding.

Tony,
Arya, Jeff and I think of you often! We miss you and hope you are enjoying being free from illness and the constraints of physical world. Thank you for all that you have given us and continue to teach us.

Tamar
Posted by Matthew Madrone on May 31, 2022
We love you and we miss you, Tony. You've been in my heart for this past year, and you always will be.
Posted by Marianne Kent-Stoll on May 26, 2022
We continue to miss you and carry your memory. Your love of nature, your sense of humor, and your like of pretentiousness are something to emulate
xo Marianne
Posted by Laura Stoll on May 26, 2022
It's been a long and crazy year without you, Tony. We're looking forward to sharing memories and tears over dinner, wishing you were here to join us. (Of course, the dinner would also be tastier if you were doing the cooking!)
Posted by Laura Stoll on December 28, 2021
Great videos - it takes a brave man to vigorously rub a cat’s belly!
Posted by Laura Stoll on November 18, 2021
I waited a few days to listen (until I felt like a good cry). Tony was such a sweetheart and I'm so thankful that he was in all out lives. Of course he still is - and always will be.
Posted by Marianne Kent-Stoll on November 14, 2021
Happy Birthday to Tony
You are always in our thoughts.

Your love and light continue in our hearts

Marianne
Posted by Richard Cairo on November 14, 2021
I was Tony's mailman for nearly 13 years. We would always have a laugh together about anything. It would really make my day when we ran into each other.
Tony will be missed by all. Tony is now resting with the Lord. I pray for his eternal rest, free from any pain.
Posted by Gerardo Moreno on August 24, 2021
He'll ways be remembered for his big heart, always there as a friend. One of the most humanitarian people on earth.
Forever in my heart!! Lucky to have shared part of my life with him.
Posted by Lori Ng on July 30, 2021


Tony always gave of himself - his humor, his body, and his love to the people of Cornerstone.

I remember first finding out that Tony and Nancy were dating. Seeing him bring flowers to Nancy left me grinning all day. It was so good to see and feel love and joy in the building. I thought, “Here are two of the kindest people I know and they found each other.” You two complement each other so well and had so many similar traits.

I am sitting here in tears.. of sadness for the loss of a beautiful human being. This world needs more folks like Tony- especially today. 

Thank you for sharing this big guy with a heart of gold with us.
Posted by Susan Loo on July 27, 2021
I will remember Tony's smile the most. He had that kind of wit that would get you to smile no matter what kind of day you were having. In his quiet, humble manner he cared for us all. It was a good day when we got a chance see Tony around school. Your presence will be missed, Tony. Be at peace.
Posted by Genevieve Lau on July 26, 2021
The Tony whom we came to know and appreciate:
A big man with as big a heart – open with strength and care to help all who came to him, both in and outside of the Cornerstone community.
A unique family name reflecting his GOOD nature and skillset – in dealing with a contractor’s challenges with broad knowledge, infinite patience, and masterful skills.
As Tony rests in God’s everlasting arms, we will miss his physical presence, but will always keep him dear to our hearts.
Chanson and Genevieve Lau
Posted by Melinda Hom on July 25, 2021
I would describe Tony as “behind the scene person”. Tony will quietly help others, lend support when needed, and protect when there is concern. Tony had been steady in his work all these years with Cornerstone. His unassuming nature humbles us. An example to follow.
Posted by Clifford Fong on July 21, 2021
Tony always had a big smile and a caring heart every time I saw him. He was full of joy and helpful to everyone, a willing servant of Christ. All we had to do was call him and he would be right there! We never had to be anxious about inspectors at Cornerstone Academy, because he was always there to help us. - Mamie

I can still remember how Tony and I talked about Christ at the restaurant one day. He was very interested and receptive in hearing the Gospel. On that day, he chose to accept Christ into his heart. After the prayer, he was so joyful and happy. We will look forward to seeing him in Heaven. We miss his presence. - Clifford

Nancy, we are thinking and praying for you. - Clifford and Mamie
Posted by Elaine Yan on July 20, 2021
I was fortunate enough to meet Tony during Trevor’s college graduation in Washington DC. I remember Tony being kind with a great sense of humor! I also remember Tony being very easy to talk to; in a short period of time during dinner Tony told me all about his family and upbringing in PA. I thought to myself how wonderful that Nancy was able to share her life with such an awesome loving spirit. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy, Trevor and Tony’s family.
Posted by Matthew Madrone on July 20, 2021
I am very fortunate to have had Tony join our family. He was a kind, funny and welcoming soul, and I'm so happy that he and Nancy found each other. I will miss him, but his truly good nature and love of life will continue to inspire me.
Posted by Lillian Tam on July 19, 2021
Tony always had a kind word or funny story for me when we saw each other at school. I will miss his kindness and especially his wonderful sense of humor.  God blessed Tony with the ability to help many people in his lifetime and his generosity will be remembered by many people. Tony is enjoying his time with God now and I hope he has an abundance of fishing spots too.

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 1 Peter 4:8-10
Posted by Barry Chin on July 19, 2021
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

I’m not sure Tony would have ever admitted that he answered the call to serve but he did, and did so with quiet confidence and humility. He spent the last third of his life repairing, expanding and building Cornerstone’s many places. He could be asked to fix a door one day, the next it could be to double the size of the sanctuary, convert a hotel into a senior facility, or seismically retrofit an entire building, and somehow, he would make it happen. Today, each time a student, teacher, staff, or congregant sets foot inside a Cornerstone building they are stepping into a place Tony’s hands had touched and made ready for their use. Tony was a blessing that God provided that we can never be thankful enough for. My prayer is that Tony is now, in God’s hands, enjoying his well-deserved rewards. Tony will be missed.
Posted by JENNIFER OKANO on July 19, 2021
Tony was a beautiful man inside and out. He had a heart of gold, and his smile was infectious. It was a true blessing to work with him for many years and watching him to fall in love with Nancy, his wife made us happy to know he found love. Tony loved his kids. He would talk about them with such endearment. Even though, we no longer work together, he would always be willing to give me advice and help me out personally. I will miss you. I will see one day again Tony.
Posted by Marianne Kent-Stoll on July 18, 2021
We will all miss Tony. He was an example of a life well-lived and what it means to be human: loving, kind. funny, resilient, and above all generous!
xo Marianne
Posted by Greta Kent-Stoll on July 18, 2021
"Forever missed" is apt. Tony was a wonderful addition to our extended family. A big personality and a big heart...my siblings and I always enjoyed spending time with him at family gatherings. I enjoyed his humor, kindness, and salt-of-the-earth frank humor. Grateful to have known him. Rest in peace, Tony.
Posted by Don Stoll on July 17, 2021
Tony was a wonderful man, and named as appropriately as if he had been a character in a novel: he was truly Good. He was good for my sister, Nancy, just as Nancy was good for him. He died too young, but I'm grateful for the nearly twenty years that he and Nancy had together.
Posted by Nancy Good on July 16, 2021
For anyone wishing to make a donation in Tony's honor, please send it to: 

Donor Network West
12667 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 500
San Ramon, CA 94583

https://www.donornetworkwest.org/

Tony and I began donating to this organization after getting to know the family of his liver donor, Robert Anderson, and they told us about its good work. He was a young man - about the age of Tony's youngest child - when he was killed in a car accident. The quote "Love always hopes" is from Robert's favorite Bible passage: 1 Corinthians 13. 
Posted by Nancy Good on July 15, 2021
Tony had a big personality, and an amazing will to live. He bounced back from two major surgeries for liver cancer, in 2013 and 2018. He was busy and active, full of hopes and plans - especially plans to travel - the final two years of his life. The suddenness of his death has made it hard to believe because he seemed able to recover from anything. He died of an apparent heart attack while taking a nap. Though he would have liked to stay with us longer, it is also true that he would have preferred a quick, easy death in his sleep. I am full of sorrow at his loss, but, for Tony, "there is no more death or mourning or crying or pain" (Rev. 21:4, NIV). 

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Posted by Tamar Sberlo on June 12, 2022
Some people come into our lives and have a deep impact. Some do it fiercely in a very short time, and some do it slowly, and without you fully noticing. For me, Tony was the latter; somehow, his soul was outside of his body. He masqueraded as a normal guy; owns trucks, loves fishing, a good neighbor. But now that he’s gone it is so apparent that he was a spirit beyond our logical understanding.

Tony,
Arya, Jeff and I think of you often! We miss you and hope you are enjoying being free from illness and the constraints of physical world. Thank you for all that you have given us and continue to teach us.

Tamar
Posted by Matthew Madrone on May 31, 2022
We love you and we miss you, Tony. You've been in my heart for this past year, and you always will be.
Posted by Marianne Kent-Stoll on May 26, 2022
We continue to miss you and carry your memory. Your love of nature, your sense of humor, and your like of pretentiousness are something to emulate
xo Marianne
his Life

All I Really Want to Do

Tony was not much of a Bob Dylan fan - but I am, and "All I Really Want to Do" ("is, baby, be friends with you") is how he was with me.  He took me to a Dylan concert in 2007 even though I was on crutches.  He was there to lean on, like he always was for me.  "I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me, See like me or be like me."  I can't offer this as relationship advice because I don't know whether he learned to be this way through trial and error or whether it was something about the way our personalities meshed.  Once when I commented on how sweet he was, he answered, "Nah.  Only with you.  You ask anybody, they'll tell you I'm a mean son of b**ch."  He waited, deadpan, for my reaction.  Then he laughed his big laugh. 

I am posting this on the first anniversary of Tony's death.  

Tony loved celebrating our birthdays together.

When we discovered that our birthdays were a day apart, I thought it was a funny coincidence.  He thought it was fabulous, and always wanted to celebrate, preferably by taking a trip.  There had to be a special dinner on his birthday, followed by a special brunch on mine.  I am posting this on what would have been Tony's 68th birthday, November 14, 2021.  
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Transplant

Shared by Nancy Good on August 8, 2021
“Are you still coming?”  Very early on the morning of Saturday, March 24, 2018, as Tony was driving along O’Shaughnessy with me in the passenger seat, I answered a call from UCSF.   That was the question the nurse in the liver transplant unit had for us:  She wanted to know if he had changed his mind.  As much fear and dread as we had felt on the 22nd, when Tony received the call, we were way beyond saying “no” to a transplant.  He felt great, but we knew his cancer would return without a transplant.  

The day before, while Tony was doing all the pre-op, the surgeon had told us that the liver was from a 26-year-old who had been placed on life support after a car accident.  We each froze and looked at each other.  Tony’s daughter Cole and my son Trevor were about that age.  Long after the transplant, when Tony was on the road to recovery, we learned his name:  Robert Anderson (August 8, 1991 – March 20, 2018).  I am posting this story on what would have been Robert's 30th birthday.  

The surgery began at 2:20 in the afternoon and took nearly eight hours.  While it went well in terms of the liver functioning, a chain of multiple complications had begun.  He had lost a lot of blood, causing his kidneys to fail.  His lungs were not functioning well, so he was placed on a type of life support for three days.  Then he started running a fever and became disoriented off and on.  He had acquired a bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics, causing an infection around his liver.  Then, over the course of the next few months, came inflammation of his pancreas, malnutrition, an intestinal disorder, and blood clots.    

Recovery was long and hard, but he focused on what he would do when he got better.  He set his heart on getting an RV and travelling.  So, we bought one in winter 2019 and took our first trip in it that spring.  He continually pushed himself to do more and kept at things till he could do them.  He was still striving to do more, to become fully himself again, when he passed away.  He got closer to full recovery than most of us would, fueled by joy.  In the last photo I have of him, he has set aside his usual headgear, a Niners baseball cap, and is trying on a straw cowboy hat that one of the maintenance crew guys had brought back from Mexico.  He has a little chuckle of delight on his face.  

Thanks for being so caring and competent

Shared by Dan Arthur on July 29, 2021
Tony,

Thanks for all your help.  I can't count the number of blue slips (work requests) I filled out during my years at Cornerstone Academy/Cambridge Prep.  Never once was there a complaint from you or your crew.  All of the moves, installations, and repairs were done promptly and correctly.  Not sure how we teachers would have functioned without you.

You kept a positive outlook even during spells of illness and pain.  Look forward to seeing you again in heaven.

Miss you uncle tony!

Shared by Patty Hom on July 26, 2021
The kids always love seeing uncle tony!  He always come around the 
school and make ‘meow’ sounds and the kids would start laughing!

As he got sick, he always try to be positive. I do miss seeing him around. See you in heaven one of these days.