Anthony John Suarez
October 13, 1957 – April 27, 2021
ANTHONY JOHN SUAREZ, 63, of Houston, Texas passed away suddenly and peacefully on Tuesday April 27th, 2021 at 4:09 p.m.
Tony was born on October 13, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois to Claude G. and Eva C. Suarez. He grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Stephen F. Austin HIgh School in 1977.
After HIgh School, Tony Served in the US Navy from 1978 to 1983 and served on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the largest active warship in the world when commissioned by the US Navy.
Tony and his Service Dawg "Duke" were dedicated volunteers at two branches of the Texas Children's Hospital Network and several nursing home / retirement home communities bringing love and light to those in need of smiles and sunshine.
Longtime Member/Canine Rescue/Foster Parent with Barrio Dogs, BARC, Houston Humane Society and the SPCA.
Lifetime Member of the Navy Seaforces Group, USS Enterprise (CVN65) and the Navy Vet Friends Group of USS Enterprise (CVN65)
Tony never met a stranger and if they did not have a sense of humor - they did when they walked away. Tony loved 70's Rock N Roll: The Beatles & The Eagles were his favorites. Tony loved to cook & bbq and made sure everyone had a full belly when he did. Tony was a man that would rather give than receive, he was a peacemaker, kind, compassionate, generous, forgiving, never judgemental and he loved unconditionally.
Tony was a strong man of faith. A Devout Catholic, he loved the Lord with the strength of an army! He loved his wife Debbie and their dawgs, Duke, Braundag and Mopp with the same fierce passion. His love and faith for the Lord was instilled in and can be seen vividly in his son Michael - who he loved beyond measure.
When someone needed a gentle reminder or had a question about faith, Tony would recite his favorite quote:
"When we act on God’s Word, we give Him honor and glory. Faith in the absolute authority of the Word of God requires no other evidence. What God has already said and what God has already done, believe it in your heart, say it with your mouth, then act like it’s true. That’s faith that gives glory to God."
Preceded in death by: Father: Claude G. Suarez, Jr., Mother: Eva C. Suarez, Sister: Nora S. Cerda, Brother: Arthur J. (Artie) Suarez, Sister: Delia C. Salinas, Sister: Delia C. Durham.
Survived by: Wife: Debbie Hornsby-Suarez, Houston, Tx., Son: Michael A. Suarez, Houston, Tx., Son: Robert "Bobby" G. Castillo, Houston, Tx., & their Mother: Rosie Garcia, Houston, Tx, Tony's Best Friend/Service Dog: "Duke", and adopted sidekicks Braundag & Mopp, SIsters: Janie Robles, Austin, Tx., Adella Santos (Robert), Austin, Tx., Sylvia Ramirez (Arnulfo), Houston, Tx., Brothers: Claude G. Suarez, III, Houston, Tx., Joseph A. (Joe) Suarez, Houston, Tx., In addition to many family members including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as extended family and many dear friends.
Tony was a rare breed, a true diamond in the rough...and he will be greatly missed by so many....
In Lieu of Flowers, please make a Memorial Donation to Michael Suarez for funeral expenses, via Zelle to number 832-404-8845
Condolences may be left on Tony's online guest book at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/houston-tx/anthony-suarez-10171842
Tony will be laid to rest with full Navy Military Honors at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, Tx. 77038. *Date will be announced when arrangements are finalized.
Final arrangements entrusted to: Brookside Funeral Home Cypress Creek, 9149 Highway 6 N., Houston, TX 77095
The Beatles - Golden Slumbers
Once there was a way to get back homeward, Once there was a way to get back home, Sleep pretty darling, do not cry, And I will sing a lullaby... Golden slumbers fill your eyes, Smiles await you when you rise, Sleep pretty darling, do not cry, And I will sing a lullaby...
The Beatles - If I Needed Someone
"If I needed someone to love,You're the one that I'd be thinking of, If I needed someone, If I had some more time to spend, Then I guess I'd be with you my friend, If I needed someone."
The Beatles- Across The Universe
"Sounds of laughter, shades of love are ringing through my opened ears, Inciting and inviting me, Limitless undying love, which shines around me, Like a million suns and calls me on and on across the universe."
Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Don't Cry For Me
© Deborah Garcia Gaitan
Don't cry for me. I will be okay. Heaven is my home now, and this is where I'll stay.
Don't cry for me. I'm where I belong. I want you to be happy and try to stay strong.
Don't cry for me. It was just my time, but I will see you someday on the other side.
Don't cry for me. I am not alone. The angels are with me to welcome me home.
Don't cry for me, for I have no fear. All my pain is gone, and Jesus took my tears.
Don't cry for me. This is not the end. I'll be waiting here for you when we meet again.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Anthony John Suarez
Sergio & Dorothy Lopez
May 4, 2021
My Condolences go out to the Family of Anthony Suarez. I known Tony from our growing up in the neighborhood m I remember when Claude brought Tony to the ball park. Claude was friends with my older brothers Julio and Cervando. That is when I met Tony. We became friends. It was around the age of 7 or 8. Tony always had a BIG Smile. We played at Eastwood and Eastend Little League by Austin Sr High. You know at time as we get older, we went our different ways in life. Some of us are still in the neighborhood and love it, some will go away. That's life. Tony will always be remembered by a lot of good Friends New and Old.
Rest in Peace my old friend.
May 4, 2021
I remember Anthony as to me when I was growing up real ID to cross the street from them on Bob Street we have a lot of memories on that street growing up because it was a very small Street we were very close to all the family my sister's Nancy Rose Delia Earl and myself Molly we used to play a game called Green Man when we would turn all the lights off on the street and we will capture each other that was just one of the many games we played all of us together there was many more like that but that is my fondest memory you will surely be missed and I'm so sorry that I did not get to tell you goodbye I want everybody else to know in the family we did not forget you all will always be treasured in our hearts
May 2, 2021
I am also sad for your lost. You are right I don’t ever remember him angry. Suarez’s always felt like family we don’t see often. Love you all. Tony will be in my prayers. I just learned of his passing today.
May 2, 2021
God bless the family.
Suzanne Hunter, SFA1975
Johnny and Pearl Rosales
May 2, 2021
Our hearts are absolutely broken! Tony had a quiet gentle strength and a joyful spirit that would radiate, spreading out to everyone else around him. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Sending our prayers that God fill the emptiness and grief with all the beautiful memories and love that Tony leaves behind. With all our love, Johnny and Pearl Rosales
May 2, 2021
Tony was a brother to me growing up - family - as are all of the Suarez family.
Any time we'd see each other, it was as though no time had passed - we picked up right where we left off. He was always kind and cheerful. Actually, I don't think I've ever heard him raise his voice in anger - ever. He was always the first to roll up his sleeves to assist regardless the task.
Even though life has taken us in different directions over the years, He is still a brother to me and I know I will see him again.
Rest easy Tony!
May 1, 2021
Tony was a good neighbor to all of us on Rusk Street. He looked after us, offered help when he thought we needed it, and he cared for us. He was full of love.
April 30, 2021
You were not my FATHER.
You welcomed me in your home.
You taught me to cut the lawn.
You bought me my first dog.
You took me to little league.
You made me stay in side to learn my multiplication tables.
You camped outside to get me a spot in a good school.
You showed me how to BBQ.
You took me fishing.
You surrounded me with your family.
You loved my mom.
You taught me to play darts.
You taught me to make French toast.
You disciplined me when I needed it.
You gave me a brother.
You were a great DAD.
-Rest in peace Tony ❤️
April 30, 2021
Thinking of the wonderful memories I had with Uncle Tony brings so much joy to my heart. His amazing cooking and willingness to always make sure we got enough. I remember the huge plastic plates of food we used to take home and eat on for days!!! A mountain pile of Potato Salad.. Mmmmm. He always knew how to win our hearts, and that was through his compassion, his laughter, and his incredible chef skills. His love for dogs was so sweet. Remembering his chunky little chihuahua, and laughing so hard at this plump cuteness that he loved dearly! We share a birthday, and this connection to care for others. And that is what we do, pure Powerful Love. I am so grateful for Aunt Debbie's Love for Uncle Tony. They truly had a soul connection, a beautiful gift from God. I am so proud of Michael and the man he has become. Just like his father..compassionate, loving, and a heart of gold. May God continue to shine love and light on you all,.
I know when I am thinking these warm and loving thoughts of Uncle Tony, he is there. Brings me joy that we are eternal beings with eternal love and light that carries through all of us in a loving form! “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face. And may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.” Catch you on the flipside Uncle Tony:) xoxo
Claude Suarez III
April 29, 2021
"I will always Love him, He was a good kid. There are so many memories. He was always well-known, everyone loved him. He will not be forgotten. Tony was always the right hand to my mom and dad. They appreciated him, and we appreciated him for all his undivided attention to which he gave them during the hardships that they went through. A true heart of gold, and a good brother. Sorry to see him go."