Tony died peacefully June 7, 2015, in Denver, Colo.
Tony was born in Oklahoma but moved to suburban Denver as a young teen. He came to Princeton from Alameda High School, where he was a standout in football and wrestling. Tony left Princeton after sophomore year. Classmates remember his gentle spirit and soft-spoken personality. He later attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the University of Colorado, Denver, where he met his future wife, Wanda Holloway.
After college he worked for the Bureau of Land Management and began to travel extensively. He then began a 30-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. His travel destinations included Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and many states. His favorite music was jazz and favorite artists included B.B. King, Joe Williams, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and Al Green. Tony enjoyed sampling new barbeque, soul food, Mexican, and Cajun restaurants. An avid sports lover, he followed University of Oklahoma football, the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and the Colorado Avalanche. Toward the end of his life, he began to make dear friends and open up emotionally and spiritually.
The class extends its sympathies to Wanda, daughter Melody, and other family.