OBITUARY

Anthony Belmonte III

January 12, 1987October 8, 2021
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Anthony Belmonte III, age 34, was born into eternal life on Friday, October 8, 2021, in the comfort of his Yankee room at home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Born January 12, 1987 in Brookhaven, New York to Anthony Belmonte Jr. and Karen Garappolo Belmonte, his family moved to Charlotte, NC in 1995. He was a lifelong Yankees and Jets fan and up until his last days could tell you any random fact about those teams, even if he couldn’t remember what he had for breakfast. He was commonly known by his nickname, Shifty.

He had a passion for fixing things and used that passion and expertise learned from his father to build a career in the multi-family maintenance industry. When he was unable to work anymore, he changed careers to be the best stay at home dad ever and go on daily adventures with his daughter, Daniella. He always had a smile on his face and could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, at any time. Anthony adored his family. He married the love of his life, Sarah, in 2015 at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte. Their children Daniella Grace and L.T. were his world. He taught them many life skills and how to look on the bright side no matter what is thrown their way. Anthony always credited his parents for teaching him to be the best man in the face of adversary.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Schoormann Belmonte; children Daniella Grace Belmonte and Anthony Belmonte IV (L.T.); parents Anthony Belmonte Jr. and Karen Belmonte (Garappolo); siblings Derrick Belmonte (Chekira) and Stefanie Belmonte (Zack); nieces Khloe and Lakelyn; grandmother Alice Belmonte, grandmother Genevive Parker; mother-in-law Vera Treichel (Larry Mangan); father-in-law Reinhard Schoormann; sister-in-law Rebecca Schoormann; and many loved aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Anthony Belmonte and John Garappolo.

A visitation for Anthony will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210, followed by a Celebration of Life at 7:00pm. The family invites you to join them at the Fox and Hound on Highway 51 for a drink in honor of Anthony (Shifty).

Flowers and/or memorial tributes may be made in Anthony’s honor to the Belmonte Family.

Condolences may be offered at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Jean Millikan

October 16, 2021

Shifty was one of my son Scott’s best friends and although I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with this band of buddies, I came to know and love him as one of “my boys”.
The family pictures are beautiful and show that, although Anthony was taken from this world way too early, he lived a life packed with more love than most people can ever hope for.
His “light” lives on in and through all who lived him. ❤️

Ladi Fouanta

October 15, 2021

Anthony was the most positive person. He always knew how to put a smile on my face even when he was not doing well. He gave me hope when I had my own medical issues. Anthony remains my inspiration. It was a blessing to have met and taken care of you brother. Rest in peace.

Dollie Steele

October 11, 2021

I met the Belmonte family when I was assigned the honor of being their hospice nurse. I cried during my first visit because it's patients like Anthony & families like the Belmonte's who keep me humble & thankful for this ministry of nursing God allows me. It is a role I don't take lightly. Lord knows my heart is shattered, just as everyone else's who loved him, but I'm happy for him because he is now whole! No more pain, wheelchairs or pills! When I first got the call that he had passed, I imagined him running through the gates full speed ahead. I will never forget him, his smile, his never-ending positive attitude nor the love he had for his family and the love they had for him...and for me. He always thanked me but I'd thank him right back because he was really helping me instead of me helping him. I looked forward to our Wednesday sessions to get the low down on the Jets, the Yankees & all the family business (lol) & I will miss him dearly. I am better because of the Belmonte family.

Christopher Edmonds

October 11, 2021

Hey Karen, long time since we have talk. It breaks my heart to find out about Anthony, I talked to him a few years ago but that was the last time I talk to him and wished it wasn’t 😞Me and mom were talking about the good ole days when me and randy used to race Derrick and him down the hills at sun valley apartments on our ‘rad boards’ and our sleep overs watching wrestling until our eyes hurt. so many great memories with your boys Karen. Very sorry for your loss and we will miss Anthony. Also send big Tony, Derrick and his wife and family our condolences ❤️

Shelley & Patrick Walters

October 10, 2021

We first met Anthony at an informal Christmas party at a co-workers. (Sarah’s job at H&C) He was such a sweet guy who always had a big smile on his face regardless of his health struggles. May you live in a brand new body in eternity!

Geri Minogue

October 10, 2021

While I’ve not been blessed enough to have met Anthony in person, I have known his parents since junior high school and have kept in touch. I have heard of his struggle and his strength through it all. I have listened to his father speak of him with such love and complete devotion to be there for him and his family through each step of his journey. Through his father I came to know how incredible he truly was, how hard he fought to be present for his family. He was an Angel in earth and heaven is beyond blessed to received him now. He will now Rest In Peace knowing his great parents will be there for anything his sweet babies may need. God bless all the Belmonte family. You are all loved very much.

Julie M.

October 10, 2021

I met Anthony a few years ago when I met Sarah through an online group. Even though we lived 1,000 miles away from each other, we shared so much because we were traveling a similar path with our health. Anthony kept me going through some very tough times. I saved messages he sent me because, while he had gone through so much more than me, he was finding ways to encourage me. When I felt like giving up, I looked at his road and found 100 reasons to keep going. My favorite memory of Anthony is when we were in the hospital together on Sarah and Anthony's anniversary. He asked me to listen to a message he had typed on his phone to post for Sarah telling her how much he loved her. I nodded in agreement when he asked if it sounded ok because honestly, I couldn't even get any words to come out. It was perfect. I'll never forget that moment or that kind of love for each other. (Later we had cake to celebrate and we both dropped it! Poor Sarah, she was always there to pick up the pieces!) I mentioned that I saved messages he had sent me. I have one where Anthony talked about how he trusted God's plan for his journey. Heaven became an even sweeter place this week. I am so thankful to have been blessed to have known him.

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