Alton (Tony) L. Brintzenhoff
After a 12 year "negotiation" with cancer Tony died April 27, 2013 in San Diego, Calif., with his wife Stefana, son Jed, and family at his side. As a private person about this journey Tony lived to enjoy the days that he captured.
Born to May (Boyer) and Alton Brintzenhoff, sr. in Pennsylvania he was raised in Lyons Station.
He earned a degree in mathematical physics from Ursinus College, and advanced degrees from U.S.C. and Cal State Los Angeles.
He worked in the aero space field 40 years, retiring as a systems engineer. He especially enjoyed mentoring and guiding younger colleagues.
He and his wife met on his birthday in 1967, married and had one son who brought him much joy. The family had many wonderful times and some funny ones too along the way.
Tony was a scientist, creative thinker and artist who, as a photographer, of dance, fashion, and artistic images, enjoyed all that it entailed. At the time of his death he was a trustee of the Museum of Photographic Arts, and member of other art groups. In December he and Stefana attended Art Basel Miami Beach and in the fall he took a long desired trip to China.
He is survived by wife Stefana, son Jed Alton of Oregon, brother Alan (Kathi) Brintzenhoff, Donna and Mike Mishler, nephew Dennis Mishler, nieces Bree (Kyle) Warlick, and Valerie (Mike) Sanford, and friends who he loved. They helped him through the journey. Thanks to all of them and the medical teams that helped.
A memorial service will be held in the summer. Suggestions for contributions in his honor are: Ursinus College, 601 East Main Street, Collegeville, PA 19426 (scholarship or Berman Museum of Art) or to the Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. (web sites: www.mopa.org