Irondequoit : Monday April 1, 2019. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Tony graduated Summa cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Tony loved his family, his church and his friends giving generously of his time, talent and spirit to all. He was an active member of the Downtown United Presbyterian Church for 70 years serving in many capacities.
He retired from Kodak after 40 years as an electrical engineer.
Tony’s real passion was time keeping. He became interested in clocks and watches when he picked up an old clock that didn’t work. After taking it apart and working on it, it began running and he became interested. When he was introduced to the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, then joined his local chapter 13, he was hooked and spent over 55 years collecting, repairing and traveling in his pursuit of knowledge and interest in clocks.
Tony was proceeded in death by his wife of 65 years, Georgiana and great-grand daughter Cadence E. Thomas. He is survived by his children; Ann (Philip) Karam, William Prasil, Marilyn (Guillermo) , and Janet (Arthur) Newton. Also his grandchildren Lissa (Eric) Thomas, Rueben (Ashley) Prasil, Elizabeth (Justin)Hayes, Sarah Newton, and Colin Newton, as well as seven great grandchildren.
Tony will be sincerely missed by his friends and acquaintances for his kind and helpful nature. His family would like to acknowledge his wonderful neighbors, many friends and members of NAWCC, chapter 13 for their support and kindness.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 17th at 2 pm at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church at 121 Fitzhugh St. N., Rochester followed by a reception for all.