Antonio Tony Fedalizo Acosta

February 20, 1955May 29, 2011

Antonio Fedalizo Acosta, of San Jose, passed away in the early morning of May 29, at home after fighting a three year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). He was born February 20, 1955, in Quezon City, Manila Philippines, the son of the late Marita Fedalizo and Piodecimo Acebedo Acosta. He was the youngest of 7 siblings at the age of 56, and is survived by his loving wife Catherine and his son and daughter, Vincent Earl and Andrea Mae Acosta.

A Graduate of the Philippines Women's University and bearer of a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Accounting. Shortly after enlisting in the Army he met the love of his life in the summer of 1976 before leaving for training. They would later be married in Bamberg, Germany in 1978 and would return to Guam to raise his children. Serving 21 years in the Army and National Guard he retired in 2003 as Sergeant First Class and went home to Candelaria, Zambales Philippines to build the house and garden he'd always dreamed of. After five years in happy retirement he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and moved to California to reunite and spend his remaining years with the family he loved.

He was a man of quiet discipline, a lover of classic rock, and an avid gardener who shared a love of cooking with his family and friends. He is, and always will be, loved and missed.

Arrangements under the direction of Lima Family Milpitas-Fremont Mortuary, Fremont, CA. He will be laid to rest and interred back home in the Philippines.



  • Visitation Friday, June 10, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, June 11, 2011
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 11, 2011
  • Vigil Saturday, June 11, 2011


  • Funeral Mass, Burial

Antonio Tony Fedalizo Acosta

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Glenn Ecalne

September 5, 2011

My most fondest memory I have of Kuya Tony was when we were jogging on the beach in Zambales. It was in the summer of 1999. Kuya Tony was setting the pace as we jogged up and down the beach near Libertador. As we finished off our jog with some stretches we were approached by one of the locals who asked if I was a boxer and if Kuya Tony was my coach. We both got a good laugh out of it. From that moment on he was no longer Kuya Tony, but Coach Tony. Coach was a cousin I could truly look up to. I will miss him, but will hold the memories of him close to my heart.

Michael Sinz

August 11, 2011

Cathy, Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of Tony. We remember him as a kind, gentle and gracious man who loved his friends as much as his family. We are sorry for your loss.
Mike and Flora Sinz

June 20, 2011

My deepest condolences to the Acosta Family. Tony was a great person and will surely be missed.

SGM Irene Fejeran, Guam Army National Guard

June 12, 2011

Our deepest condolences and sympathies for the passing of our dear friend Daddy Groovy, who is also your great love. We truly share your grief.
We pray for his eternal rest; nonetheless, we also pray for your strength in mind, heart and body.

- from Raul and Suzanne

Monique Laceda

June 11, 2011

Our condolences to Acosta family. We have been one of those lucky ones who got to know uncle tony through my childhood. He is one of my inspiration for being a smart and disciplined man. Through auntie cathy, we met a very kind man that is always willing to listen and share things to us. Strolling at the mall, food tripp'n everywhere as long as its possible. He is a jolly person that easily manage every situation properly. We will miss you uncle tony.

from: Laceda Family

Dulce Santos

June 10, 2011

The first time I met Uncle Tony, I was intimidated because of the stories I had heard about him: military dad, strict, stern...I'm glad that I had the opportunity to get a chance to know him and refute those initial impressions. He was an avid music man, with many of the same favorites as my own dad. He was a hard worker, a jokester, and made the best fried pork chops (amongst other things). He was always thoughtful with his words. When he spoke, we all listened. There were many great things that made up who he was, but first and foremost, he was a family man with a warm heart and compassion for those around him. His family was his life, and they reciprocated, especially in the last years of his life. You could feel the love in the house every time you walked in. That tells you a lot about Uncle Tony…there are many that love him and we are all at a loss. Uncle Tony, until we meet again.

June 10, 2011

We have known Tony for a long time. In fact, we were sponsors during his and Cathy's wedding. He was a good person, a great husband and father. We will surely miss him.

Nat and Evelyn San Luis
from Kingsville, Texas

June 10, 2011

Our deepest condolences to Acosta Family for your loss. We will remember Tony through his good deeds he left behind. God Bless You always.

Kathryn Soriano

June 8, 2011

Uncle Tony,
You weren't just my best friend's dad, you were my dad too. Thank you for all the memories and lessons taught. I am thankful to have had you in my life. I love you and will miss you very much DAD.

-your one and only DaisyPinay

June 8, 2011

We will remember his as a man of great presence