John "Tony" Carberry, 72 years young, of Pony, Mont. passed away at his home on Sunday, Aug. 12 surrounded by his family.
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Tony was born Aug. 16, 1939 in Paterson, N.J. to the late John and Gertrude (Easton) Carberry.
On May 2, 1981 Tony married Carole Gant in Millville, N.J., moving to Pony shortly after.
Tony was employed with Burns and McDonnell Engineering Co. He traveled throughout the country on various jobs. He worked the last seven years at Lockheed Martin Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Tony thoroughly enjoyed his job and loved his colleagues, had an incredible gift of working with people, and was a great mentor.
Tony served in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1965 as a UDT Diver. From 1964-1965, Tony spent his time on the USS Burton Island GB-1 traveling from Seattle to Murmansk and back. In a program started by John F. Kennedy, Tony was part of the team assigned to train the Navy Seals.
Tony was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family and friends and truly enjoyed life. His favorite hobbies were hunting, fishing, reloading, and snowmobiling.
Tony was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by Carole, his loving bride of 31 years, his children Terri McCarty of MT, Lisa McPherson, Deborah Carberry, and Pete Ingraldi of NJ, sisters Patricia Junghans of NJ and Susan Mukoda of NC, grandchildren Kyle, Dennis, Vicky, Ryan, Macee, Mikey, Madison, and Lexi from MT and NJ, in-laws George and Alice Sedeyn, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and former spouse Joan Sedeyn-Bagielto of NJ.
A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. at the Pony Park on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 officiated by Ed Neuman, Chaplain of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair and a story to share. Potluck reception will follow services.
Memorial donations can be made in Tony's honor to the Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center, 915 Highland Blvd, Suite 3130, Bozeman, MT 59715. (406-585-5070)
Arrangements are in the care of K&L Mortuaries – Harrison, Mont.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 14, 2012