Anthony Guy Flex Jr.

November 7, 1947July 9, 2020

Anthony G. Flex, Jr., 72, of Canton, Ohio passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his father, Judge Anthony Flex, Sr.; grandson, William Cooper; and brother-in-law and best buddy, Thomas Snelbaker.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Flex; son, Anthony J. Flex (Melody); daughters, BevAnn Burgess (Brian), Megan Cooper (Tim), and Jeanna Doherty (Shaun); mother, Ethel Flex; sister, Philomena Snelbaker; and grandchildren, Laurel, Lily, Gunnar, Capri, Teddy, Felicia, Collin, and Brandon.

Anthony graduated from Central Catholic High School, and then served proudly in the United States Army. He was a carpenter by trade, and a broker for Hayes Realty.

His love for his family, and especially his grandchildren always came first. He loved playing cards with his cousins, and Bocci, and spending time in his winter home in Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday at Christ the Servant Parish at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 833 39th St. NW, Canton. Masks must be worn in the church, and social distancing will be practiced. Interment will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Akron Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Anthony Guy Flex Jr.

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Chairman Sam Ferruccio

July 15, 2020

Sincere sympathy from Chairman Sam Ferruccio and the Stark County Democratic Party to the Flex family.

Anthony Risaliti

July 13, 2020

Cousin Anthony,
Thank You so much for your service in the Army.
Thank You for being a special cousin, we shared a lot of information when I did all the concrete work at your new house and when you and I built my Florida room. You made me laugh and you loved to tease me. Those are the memories I will always cherish.
I know you had a lot of battles in your life: your dad wanted you to go to college, you wanted to be a carpenter, God Bless You for doing what you wanted to be. You was an excellent carpenter.
You battled some family issues, but AJ ( great son) and Bevann ( great daughter) stuck by your side. God Bless You.
Then your battles came to halt: a beautiful blonde w gorgeous eyes came into your life (Anita). She made you so happy; our family ( Cecere sisters loved her), you was always smiling when you and Anita came to family outings.
We , your cousins was so happy for the both of you.
We will look out and help Anita, AJ, and Bevann if they need us.
I know your cousins and Aunt Dolly will miss you when playing cards.
Well cousin Anthony you left us at an early age, but you will be in excellent company with your father, Tom, my Dad, your uncles and aunts, and Grandpa Cecere.
God Bless You for your many battles and accomplishments.
Your cousin Anthony

Natalie Clark

July 13, 2020

I knew Tony through my dear friend, BevAnn. We have so many great memories growing up, especially when we lived beside each other on Whipple. Tony was always smiling and joking. The love he had for his family was amazing. He will truly be missed. ❤️

Much love to the family of Tony,
Natalie Clark

Shelly and Todd Stover

July 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathies. We will really miss Tony. We have great memories of remodeling Saint Philip and James Church together, many years ago, and more recently, when he helped our son purchase his first home.

Melvin Stickle

July 13, 2020

My condolences to the family to , Anita, Philomena, AJ and Ethel, for loss of Tony. He was a great man always very friendly, your friend. Mel Stickle. Canton

David Norcia

July 12, 2020

Sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Sending prayers to the family .

Dave and Marie Norcia

Paul Conlon

July 12, 2020

Although I haven't seen Tony since we graduated from high school, I've often thought about our time at CCHS. Most classmates considered me a a joke or loser but Tony was always kind to me and treated me like a friend. I've always been greatful for this and wish I had a chance to tell him how much it meant to me. God bless him in his journey and may his family find solace in the fact that he had a life-long effect on one person's life.

Cousin 💞 Carol Ann Sunshine

July 11, 2020

Dearest Cousin
This hit us all hard dear Anthony ........
all 16 cousins who were rooting for you on the group text as soon as we knew.
Some of us had lots of tears because we didn’t want to lose you. To me You are still one of the “gentlest” men I know; kind, loving, caring, practical, with a very special sense of humor we will all miss. Our email connection these past few years meant the world to me. Thank you for All the blessings you gave to all the lives you touched as you passed this way on this earth. Glad you are now free and in the arms of Angels. And I join the friend who wrote that Heaven has just received another angel! I Love you Forever!
Cousin 💞 Carol Ann

This picture reminded me of the words that when we crossover, we really just step through a door way into another room! And I see you and your best little buddy Tom through the door way together, just in another room!!
Love you both; such special guys!!

Dan DeSantis

July 11, 2020

You passed to early Anthony.
Will miss your humor and laughter. Have fun laughing with Tom in heaven. Love you cousin!

Sandy Fisher

July 11, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for all of you during this difficult time.
Nothing I can say or do will ease the pain for you, but please know that if I could, I certainly would.
Please know that I am here for you and if there’s anything I can do, for any of you, all you need to do is ask.
May God give you strength and
ease your pain by knowing that your dad is in a far better place than we are, and he will be there forever waiting, until it’s your time to join him.
Hugs to all of you.
All my love, Sandy.