OBITUARY

Anthony Lynn Sleeter

June 13, 1963September 27, 2021
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Today, we honor Anthony Lynn Sleeter, who was born on a bright summer day on June 13th, 1963. His entrance into this world brought us a man of laughter, a dreamer, a dedicated family man, an entrepreneur, and a soldier who served honorably as a U.S. Army Ranger, earning his Parachutist “Jump Wings.”

Throughout his life, he relentlessly pursued his dream of being a business owner. In his final years, he owned and operated L’Académie of Dance, a boutique dance studio in St. Petersburg. With the help of his dedicated family, Tony, as we all knew him, had the great privilege to positively impact many young lives through the art of dance. Every Christmas, the dancers relished the opportunity to perform in the studio’s grand interpretation of the “Nutcracker.” Tony was also known as a highly skilled mechanic. If it was broken, he could fix it. In the wake of his passing, it is now up to us to repair the pieces of our lives that remain.

He leaves behind his wife, Sandra; his two beautiful children, Shelby and Bren; his brother, Scott; and his two sisters, Jennifer and Nicole. His loving mother Mary, passed just six days after his departure. Tony perished on September 27th, 2021. He was 58 years young. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

A visitation for Anthony will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood located at 3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618. A memorial service will take place on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, 3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618. A committal service with military honors will occur on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery located at 6502 S. W. 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513.

Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, Or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, In secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms, But carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; Thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, Risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; Therefore, I love you because I know no other way Than this: where I does not exist, nor you, So close that your hand on my chest is my hand, So close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Soneta 17” de Cien Sonetas de Amor

No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego: te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.

Te amo como la planta que no florece y lleva dentro de sí, escondida, la luz de aquellas flores, y gracias a tu amor vive oscuro en mi cuerpo el apretado aroma que ascendió de la tierra.

Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde, te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo: así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,

sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres, tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía, tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.

Services

15 October

Visitation

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33618

15 October

Memorial Service

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33618

15 October

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Florida National Cemetery

6502 S. W. 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513

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Myriam lu Urrea

October 15, 2021

Querida amiga. Este es un momento de tristeza, es la lagrima que inunda todo tu ser, la partida fisica de tu media naranja no es facil de aceptar, pero la enegia de Tony esta contigo hasta la eternidad y mas alla. Te envio un abrazo y aqui tienes un hombro en que apoyarte. Te quiero MyriamLu

Blue Feliu

October 15, 2021

It was a very nice service for you today
I will miss you and Mary more than anyone can imagine was with u guys since day one and will continue to be part of the family we got Bren and Shel as you know

Olga Castaneda

October 14, 2021

Sandrita,
Nuestras oraciones contigo y tu familia. Que el Señor llene de paz y consuelo sus corazones.

Carlos Andrés Candela correa

October 12, 2021

Prima Sandra y familia,

El sentimiento de pérdida sólo lo puede sentir el que lo vive, por lo tanto, no hay palabras que pueda decirte para hacerte sentir mejor porque tendrán que pasar por su proceso de luto. Pero si te quiero compartir que estamos de corazón contigo y tus hijos.

Cuando perdí a mi Papá, me di cuenta que uno nunca está preparado para un episodio como este y menos algo tan repentino como te sucedió.

De todo corazón espero que Dios les de la fortaleza para asumir este proceso y puedan encontrar en Dios la paciencia y sabiduría.

Att: Carlos Andres Candela Correa, Luz Mariela Correa y familia

Amber Sells

October 8, 2021

Tony,

We walked into your dance studio January of 2019 and are still there to this day. You and your mother made us feel like we were at home and so welcome. It’s because of you and your family that my girls were able to dance we will never forget the kindness you have shown to our family.
You will be missed very much.
-Amber, Kylee, Sydney, Mila and Tessa

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Tony with Siblings and Mom

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Tony with Siblings and Mom

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Tony and Jennifer

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Tony with Saleh