You hate to see a friend go, but you always have lots of memories. Tony fought such a long, tough fight with cancer, with lots of ups and downs, but he always seemed to bounce back. That's why it seems hard to believe that he is gone. Tony was only 65.
Tony was a character, like most of us shooters are. Above all else Tony was a good family man. He and his wife, Barbara were always together and happy together.
Tony added color to the sport that he loved. He always had a fire to compete and to be a winner. The culmination of Tony's shooting career was being inducted into our state hall of fame (NY). Tony probably was at his best shooting singles, posting several 200 straights during his career. He had several years where he finished the season with an average above 98%, which in the East is super shooting.
Tony was the first shooter to ever break 100 straight doubles at our club in Salt Point, Taconic Trap Club.
May God bless Tony and his family.