Anthony Valencia Borrego

June 13, 1923May 12, 2019

VENTURA - It is with great sadness that the family of Tony Borrego announces his passing on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Anna, and his children Melissa Rodriguez, Carmen Barton, and Mark Borrego. Tony will also be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren, Debra Medrano, Danny Medrano, Marco Rodriguez, Clint Barton, Brock Barton, Sophia Borrego and Sydney Borrego.

A native of Santa Paula, CA, Tony began his career in service to others by joining the Marine Corps right after high school. He fought in the Pacific during World War II as a tail gunner from 1942-1946. He later joined the Ventura County Sheriff’s department where he retired as a Sergeant in 1983 after 30 years of dedicated service. Tony began a second career as an Insurance Fraud Investigator for Republic Indemnity, working for another 15 years before he decided to retire once and for all at the age of 75.

Tony is survived by his siblings, Robert Borrego of Santa Paula, Stella Perea of Fillmore, and Armida Gonzales of Oxnard. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers Frank and Hector Borrego, and his sister Ernestine Rivera.

Funeral services for Tony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Ascension Lutheran Church 1600 E Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Burial will follow at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91362.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, dedicated to honoring and serving our Nation’s defenders: or mail to Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365


24 May

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ascension Lutheran Church

1600 E Hillcrest Dr
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

24 May

Committal Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary & Crematory

5600 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362


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Robert Borrego

May 18, 2019

I'll always remember Uncle Tony for the kindness he showed me when I was a little child. Back in 1957 ! I was 5 years old. Grandma Adelina would baby sit me and Uncle Tony would often come by to have lunch.
I remember how handsome he looked in his uniform and I was especially impressed by his pistol ! Uncle Tony enjoyed teasing me but he was never mean. It was his example that lead me into law enforcement.
Though that career was short I was proud to carry on the tradition of service to others. Rest in peace.

I grew up on Marty Ct. since the age of 6 so my memories of Tony run 50 + years. I always thought of him as a gentle giant. His eyes were full of kindness and his sweet smile made you feel loved and excepted even when he called all ya kids “monters”. Peacock ( Fossa)

May 16, 2019

I grew up on Marty Ct. since the age of 6 so my memories of Tony run 50 + years deep. I always thought of him as a gentle giant. His eyes were full of kindness and his sweet smile made you feel loved and accepted even when he referred to all us kids as “monters”. He was the kind of good old fashioned man every girl is looking for. The kind that always shows up, serves and protects!! May his strength live on through all those he touched.
Debbie Fossa

Yvette Woodworth

May 14, 2019

I will always remember Tony for his kind and thoughtful ways. I'll remember him calling me Twiggy as I grew up and I will think of him whenever I am in the fog - as he would tease about "always being in the fog" when he visited us by the beach. - Love and hugs and may the warmest memories remain - Brad and Yvette Woodworth

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood