Posted by Kathy Turner aka by Tony Katie (188.8.131.52) on December 18, 2000 at 10:59:25:
My first memory of Tony is when I was 5 and he was 17. It was cold and crystal clear.
He was working on his first car. I stood looking up at him, thinking he was the coolest,
nicest, funniest guy in the whole world.
When I was 17 our dad died. Tony asked me to come visit he and Judy for a while.
I stayed for a year and never lived that down.
Tony came up here to Nor Cal many times this past year, the last on Thanksgiving.
We e-mailed almost daily and called often. He often told me I have a talent in
making topiaries and I made 2 for him. He couldn't pronounce the word, but I was
always looking for an excuse to call him "Spazmos."
When he visited, he always took my son to do "guy stuff" and loved to watch his
highschool basketball games. He made sure though he told Danny, "If only you
And finally, my favorite memory is and will always be, the beautiful things his friends
have said and shared here on this website. My brother spoke fondly of you often.
I thank you for making his life even more special.
Another friend, I will love you always, Tony.
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