On February 24, 2017, our family lost an amazing person. Tony was walking his dog two days prior and was hit by a car. He suffered major brain damage. After two emergency brain surguries, there was nothing more the doctors could do. Tony's parents and brother had to make the painful decision to take him off life support. Tony passed quiety that afternoon. He was only 34. Another angel was born that day.
If you had the honor of knowing Tony at any point in his life, you knew that he was full of life, a friend to all, caring and kind with a huge heart, and the ultimate "idea man". He had big dreams and had the drive and determination make them come true. Tony's biggest passion was soccer. He was a star from the moment he stepped on a soccer field when he was 4. All through his elementary, middle and high school years he excelled and became a legend in Pinellas County. He was the captain of his high school soccer team. He had dreams of being the best, and the talent to get him far.
After high school, Tony received a full scolarship and played soccer for St. Leo's University. He played with the same incurable passion he had his whole life. After college, Tony played professionally for the Florida Kickers. Soccer was in his blood and Tony was a true gentleman of the sport he loved so much. Right up to the time of his passing, he played soccer on weekends anywhere and anytime he could.In Tony's honor, his family is creating a Soccer Scholarship Fund in connection with East Lake High School for seniors attending any college after graduation. Any donations you can give are greatly and forever appreciated. Please help keep Tony's legacy alive.