Anthony Thomas Pope
AGE: 67 • Long Branch
Anthony Thomas Pope, age 67 of Long Branch died Friday, April 19, 2013 at home. Born in Cardiff, Wales, he had lived in Long Branch since 1993. Tony was a diesel mechanic for Co-Steel Raritan in Perth Amboy for many years. He served in the British Army from 1963 to 1967. He worked on the QE II where he met his first wife, Elizabeth, who died in 1991. Tony was a kind, charismatic and fun loving man. He loved fishing and was known as "Tony Tomato" for his gardening expertise.
Surviving are his second wife of 8 years, Christina Zarmba Pope; a son, Anthony T. Pope of Long Branch; a grandson Michael Pope; his step children, Damien and Yin Del Russo of California; Andrea and Chris Witter of Long Branch and 2 step grandchildren, Artemis and Isis Del Russo.
A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave (corner of Third Ave), Long Branch. The family invites you to write a letter of condolences at www.damiano funeralhome.com