Brown, Antony (Tony) Jr.
Antony (Tony) Brown, Jr. died peacefully at home with loved ones in Scottsdale, AZ on June 19, 2010, after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Julie Henderson Brown and his two sons, Jackson, age 6 and Carson, age 3. Tony was born on July 11, 1964 in Stamford, Connecticut where he graduated from Stamford Catholic High School. He earned a football scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh from 1982 to 1986 where he was an All American offensive lineman and played in the cotton and Fiesta Bowls. After college, Tony fulfilled his childhood dream of playing in the NFL and became a Buffalo Bill. He moved to Scottsdale twenty years ago, hosted a "Sports Talk" radio show and pursued a career in the financial industry. He loved the game of golf and was a member of the Arizona Country Club. A meaningful part of Tony's life was his charitable work, Future for the KIDS, an organization that Tony helped establish in the 90's, has successfully served nearly 130,000 underprivileged children through mentorship and sports programs. Tony met the challenges of life head on with courage and humor and was a gift to all who knew him. He loved his family and he loved his friends. Above all, Tony's most important role was that of being a husband and father to his two sons. His legacy will love on through them. Tony is survived by his parents, Anne and Tony Brown, Sr. and sister, Marjorie Eilertsen (Daniel) their children, Anne Margaret and Sean all from Stamford; Uncles Philip and Martin Brown and Aunt Ellen Weis-Cooper; Uncle David Brown (dec'd); his in-laws, Jim and Carol Henderson; his wife's sisters, Jamie Romero (Cary) children Lexie and Jake, Katie Henderson - children Alex and Austin, Jacqueline Fanelli (Michael) son Brayden, all of Danville, CA. Funeral services will be held at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church on Saturday, June 26 at 1:00PM. Please visit www.tonybrownfamily.com for donation information and to post a memory.
Published in The Arizona Republic from June 23 to June 24, 2010