Our friend Tony left this world on Tuesday, Aug. 4, losing an extended battle with cancer. He passed away at the Columbus branch of the Billings Clinic. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, one brother, his good friends Phyllis and Earl Chrisman who were like another set of parents to him and another good friend Dorothy Eustace.
Tony moved to Reed Point over 20 years ago after helping his buddy Ken Pratton and his family move to Reed Point. Tony was proud of the fact that he won the curb side beautification project in Reed Point several times for the lovely flowers he enjoyed growing. He loved decorating the house, yard and out buildings for the Christmas season and won the annual lighting contest several times over the years. He always enjoyed planning what he could do for the next year. When urged by his family to move home to California Tony’s response was that Reed Point was home and he had no intentions of leaving.
Tony was always ready, willing and able to help anyone who needed a hand. This attitude earned him many friends in Reed Point and the surrounding areas. He will be missed by all the friends he has made in the area.
Tony is survived by several brothers and sisters in the Lodi, Calif. area, his brothers and sister from another mother in Washington (the Chrisman family) and a multitude of friends in our local area. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
Rest in peace our friend, rest in peace.