He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Janice Bettencourt; a loving father to Susan Everett and her husband John; and beloved grandfather of Megan Everett. He was also a devoted brother-in-law to Bob and Shirley Adams of Boise, Idaho; and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Tony served his country in the European Theatre of World War II from 1942 to 1946 as a medic in the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.” He was often called “doc” and was discharged as a male nurse. Upon returning home from the war he purchased an apricot ranch in Fremont, where he dried apricots for more than 30 years for the Sunsweet Growers Association.
Soon after he attended night school at Washington High School for carpentry. He eventually worked for Frank Duarte Construction and Dan Bodily Construction. His last job was for the Catholic Archdiocese doing construction on churches, convents and rectories for more than 12 years. Tony was a member of the Carpenter’s Local 713 for more than 50 years.
Anthony enjoyed reading about history and distant places, which sparked his desire to travel. During his lifetime, he toured Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Tahiti and made several trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean. Tony had a passion for gardening and fishing, spending most of his time outdoors in nature. He also valued the friendships he made as a member of the Corpus Christi Knights of Columbus and the Men’s Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., 2000 L St. NW, Suite 710, Washington, D.C. 20036 or visit www.lupus.org.