70, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2007 at UCSF after a lengthy illness. Husband of 45 years to Gloria Adame of Gilroy. Preceded in death by his mother Nacha Blanco. Father of Barbara Valderrama (John) of Gilroy and Sheila Adame -Pequeno of Los Banos, CA. Grandfather of John Valderrama Jr. & Brianne Valderrama both of Gilroy; Sydney Medellin & Juan Antonio Pequeno both of Los Banos. Brother of Mercy Molina (Damacio), Yolanda Betancourt (Ray), Maggie Cruz (Ross), Danny Blanco, Richard Blanco (Gloria), Rosemarie Berry (Wade), Mary Siador (Sam), and the late Jesse Blanco, Larry Blanco and Martha Ponce. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. A native of Gilroy. Attended Gilroy Schools. Retired Navy Veteran. Member of Gilroy VFW, American Legion and GI Forum. Tony has been a life long resident of Gilroy. Past Park & Recreation Commissioner of Gilroy. Very active in Youth and sport activities. Past chairman of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Hospitality Committee. Active locally in boxing, Little League, Softball League's, VFW Bingo, Gilroy Hispanic Chamber Charter member. Vigil Thursday, March 8, 2007, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Gilroy. Visitation will be at Habing Family Funeral Home from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. before leaving for Vigil at Church. Funeral Mass will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. at church followed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Gilroy.
Habing Family Funeral Home
129 4th Street Gilroy, CA 95020
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Mar. 7, 2007