OBITUARY

Anthony "Tony" Michael Diaz

January 5, 1957August 1, 2019
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Anthony "Tony" Michael Diaz January 5, 1957 August 1, 2019 Tony is survived by his sisters Ida Stevenson, Lourdes Gonzalez, Olivia Diaz, Martha Marquez and brother Everett .

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

Anthony "Tony" Michael Diaz

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Laura Ford

August 20, 2019

Your cousin laura ford
Rest in peace , "

Laura Ford

August 20, 2019

Rest in peace
Cousin Tony love
Your cousin Laura

Crystal Duarte

August 16, 2019

Karen Rasmussen

August 15, 2019

I didn't know Tony but I knew his mother, Mary, whom I adored so much and his sister Ida. To the Diaz family I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that it gives you some comfort in knowing that he is now with your mother and father and the Lord. God's blessings.
Karen
Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Eddie Tellez

August 14, 2019

The News caught me off guard...Tony is missed by me Big Time...already...Tony taught me one of the biggest lessons of life...that we all could learn from...to have a friend's back at all costs...from the good times at the Diaz Home ...playing pool...& eating to the reality's of life ..
Tony had my back to the end...its not goodbye 4 ever...tony ...its just goodbye 4 now...I will See you in Heaven someday...love you brother...

Winston Lawson

August 14, 2019

I remember Toney from when I was a little boy we lived on Cowlyway I was friends with his little brother Everett Diaz I remember his dad worked for the San Diego Zoo and they had a monkey in there frunt yard named Chena that monkey used to scare the hell out of me she would act like she wanted to be peted and then grab you LOL I sometimes have dreams about them days they where the better times in my life and I miss my old friend Everett we moved from our house in 1968 and the last thing my little friend everett told me is that he would miss me I do drive by now and then on Cowleyway snd remember all the good times we had from catching toads to eating at the doanut truck ,,,RIP TONEY

Kathy Benoit

August 14, 2019

I cant believe you are gone you were a big part of my life babe my first love i have so many memories with you to cherish forever FLY FREE honey untill we meet again xoxo

Ida Stevenson

August 14, 2019

My Dearest Brother Tony,
Every time I saw you this past year all you heard from me was
scolding and lectures about cleaning up and living a healthier life.
It was only because I loved you so much and wanted to have you around for a long time that I did that. I love you very much and will
cherish our memories forever.

Your Sister, Ida

Ida Stevenson

August 14, 2019

Sister Olivia loves her Tigger

Ida Stevenson

August 14, 2019

My brother, Tony was born in Old Town San Diego to Mary and David Diaz. He was the fifth out of six children. He was a sweet affectionate boy, the apple of his sister’s eyes.
He grew up in Clairemont and went to Longfellow Elementary, Marston Junior High then on to Clairemont High School. Tony played baseball at Tecolote Park which he was good at and loved. His dad never missed a game. He would also be seen doing wheelies on his bike all over. He loved playing the Congas growing up with Carlos Santana music. When he heard Carlos Santana would be playing at a concert at Bonita Plaza, he ran home to get his Congas and was invited on stage to join Carlos Santana, who just starting out, to do a solo. That was the highlight in his life.
Tony would build bikes with long handlebars for both kids and adults. He would often give a bike to a child that didn’t own one, payment was their smiles when he handed over the bike. He also enjoyed swimming at the beach and hanging out with friends. Always willing to help a friend, Tony was well liked. His favorite sayings would be “Freedom and Lean Back”. He had a small business at one time called Lunar Landscaping. He was a free spirit and enjoyed doing what made him happy which was no rules or responsibilities.
Tony was very close to his mother which he adored. She was number one in his eyes and treated her like a queen. Bringing her flowers, yard pieces like frogs and turtles for her beautiful garden or maybe some eggs to share breakfast together. He also loved his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
We will miss our brother with his big heart and compassionate ways that was taken too soon due to heart failure.

FROM THE FAMILY

Our dear brother, you will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY

Tony with dad

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Our family gathering.

FROM THE FAMILY

The one and only!

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Speechless.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ida showing her brother Tony the duck.

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Our parents loved all of us.

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Brotherhood for life.

FROM THE FAMILY

Tony was a loyal friend, brother, and uncle.

FROM THE FAMILY

We love our brother Tony.