OBITUARY

Anthony Douglas deLeon

October 8, 1959January 26, 2021

Anthony graduated from Concordia University of Irvine with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science. He envisioned and revolutionized the gaming industry with his innovative software and IT development. Creating his business, Tony deLeon and Associates culminated into what is now known as PlayerSoft Technologies.

Creating and developing software for the gaming industry and building his company were some of Anthony’s personal achievements. Anthony was also a member of Kiwanis and Mensa. His hobbies included coin collecting, photography, making homemade jellies, cooking, gardening, researching and discussing different military aircraft carriers, planes and ships, spending time with his wife, and mentoring his grandchildren in their individual pursuits. He also enjoyed visiting the Rosecrans Memorial in San Diego, California.

Anthony’s distinctive laughter, his passion for cooking and ability to try new things made him irreplaceable. His unrivaled work ethic and ability to visualize the future of technology always made others around him work harder, strive for better, and achieve their personal/professional goals.

Anthony D. deLeon is survived by his wife Kathy (Deny) deLeon, his daughters Sunshine Ortiz and Kara Matuzak, their spouses Steve Ortiz and Ryan Matuzak. His Grandchildren; Nikolas, Jonathan, Ethan, Kourtney, Anthony, Isabel, Tristan, and Lillian and Great-grandson, Theodore. His brothers; Donnie, David, and Steven deLeon. His extended family; Mother-in-Law Doris Wilkie, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. Anthony is preceded in death by his father Paul deLeon, mother Edna Louise deLeon, sister Kim deLeon, and son James Anthony Calvin deLeon.

Anthony deLeon will be missed dearly but through his company, friends, and family his joys and legacy will carry on.

Celebration of Life for Anthony deLeon will be held on 27 February from 1-6pm open house at 1268 Willow St. San Diego, California 92106.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

Memories

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Teri Lew

February 28, 2021

Hey T,
I feel so good about being able to attend your Celebration of Life ~~

Also to see and talk to your Ride or Die women Deny, Tina, Kara $ Sunshine, they are strong resilient women that will carry on your love and legacy. When they call upon you answer in a way they will hear.

You certainly built a beautiful home and sanctuary for them to grow and heal.

Thank you for being one of our best and memorable co workers~ I pray Harv, Miles, James and all those that went before you were there to welcome you into Gods Kingdom~~ RIP ~~ love From the Lews🪶

carolyn mckelvey

February 27, 2021

Have happy, funny, silly and now poignant memories of Tony. Tony, smart as a whip, sharp witted, loving man...Thank you for being part of my life Tony...Will miss you.
So very sorry for your loss, may his passing be a loving memory.

Deborah Di Maski

February 27, 2021

Dear Tony,
I will remember you with love in my heart!
We worked together for so many years and all I can remember from you is about good co worker, good friend and the day that you gave your Hand to Denny to lift her for a great life!!!

You deserve HEAVEN!
I WILL MISS YOU!
RIP MY DEAR FRIEND.

DEBORAH.

Frank & Audrey Clark

February 27, 2021

We were fortunate to meet Tony when he and Deny moved into our neighborhood last year. We were immediately impressed with Tony’s wisdom and wit, along with his astute business sense. And what a great neighbor to bring by homemade banana pudding for a special treat! Our lives are richer for having known him, even for such a brief time.

James Bone

February 16, 2021

I became close friends with Tony right after he graduated from Narbonne High School (class of 1977) in Harbor City. We use to hang out together, along with David Flores and a few other friends. At that time, Tony was a manager at a Pioneer Chicken franchise in Torrance, CA. I sponsored Tony to join the Kiwanis Club of Lomita-Harbor City, in which became a popular member for his wit and humor. He often served as the club's bartender in their hidden backroom saloon. Tony was always coming up with the next great business model, which included his brand of undergarments called "Thunderwear" featuring suggestive images printed on strategic locations of the garments. Tony also started an online accounting business to handle company payroll, for businesses not wanting to do that work . I mostly lost contact with Tony after he relocated his family, to work in the gaming industry in Nevada. I have nothing but positive and happy memories of Tony DeLeon, and I am saddened to learn of his passing. - James Bone

Barry Saperstein

February 16, 2021

Hi Tony:

It has been some time since we had spoken, but we had some great shared memories.

We went through Fleming Junior High and Narbonne together; we hung out and enjoyed the night life with other members of our group, as young adults.

I miss your caustic wit; your infectious laugh; and your big heart.

My deepest sympathies to your family and others whom identify themselves as friends.

RIP, buddy.

Rebecca Carey

February 9, 2021

Trying to condense the love and admiration for this one of a kind friend of mine has not been easy. How do you put into words 30+ years of memories into a brief " til we meet again " message? From seeing Forrest Gump, to watching him proudly teaching my grandkids to how to pick the sweetest blackberries from the vine. Tony's zest for love, life, family and friends will always be unprecedented. To say that I will cherish him forever and thank God every day for bringing him into my world would be an understatement. I love you my precious friend and I hope you have always known that. Always and forever til we meet again!

Sunshine Ortiz

February 6, 2021

It has taken me some time to write anything about my dad and even still sitting here writing my eyes are filled with tears. I miss him so much and have many many memories of him, us, and our family. My dad's memories and legacy will be carried on by many to include his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It is an honor to be his daughter. My life is forever changed by his life and now his death. I love you dad, thank you for everything.

Chris Blanco

February 4, 2021

On a chance encounter, Tony and I met when Deny & Tony were selling their home in Ramona. Tony was eager to show off his garage filled with all his projects, some completed & some that he “intended” to finish. It took only a minute into our conversation to see that I was speaking to a man who was not only incredibly intelligent but a man with a passion for life. The more we spoke the more we found we had an appreciation for the same things. We both spoke proudly of our accomplishments and laughed at some of our failures. That day we both knew our chance encounter was a beginning to a new friendship. I am grateful for the time we had laughing & learning from one another. Tony had an infectious laugh and smile and I will miss it. I was lucky that I had the opportunity to meet such a great man. To Deny, thank for sharing him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Elizabeth Parker

February 3, 2021

Uncle Tony was one of the smartest people I know. He is so special and I have amazing memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you for your advice and support throughout my life.

FROM THE FAMILY