Tony was called home to be in the loving arms of his beloved Lord Jesus on June 19, 2012. He passed away at home with his family by his side after a long and brave battle with kidney cancer. Tony was born on August 28, 1964, in Cloverdale, CA. After graduating from Cloverdale High School, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was educated in heavy artillery and served his time in Korea. His life's career was spent as a welder/fabricator at Martin's Truck Repair in Windsor. His family often received handmade gifts that he welded. Tony was an avid fisherman and abalone diver. One of his favorite pastimes was salmon fishing on the ocean with his father, relatives and friends in their boat, the "Merry-Go-Round". His other interests included riding motorcycles, attending car/motorcycle races, gardening and playing community baseball. Tony was a devoted baseball and football fan, always rooting for the L.A. Dodgers and Denver Broncos. Every year he hosted a superbowl party. He loved all the holidays, family events and spending quality time with family and friends. His deep lifetime faith in the Good Lord enabled him to meet the challenges of the last 14 months. Tony is survived by his parents Roy and Kathy Titus, sister Tami Lemley, nephews Christopher and Russell Lemley, significant other Margaret King, her children Esme and Dino Farnum, Sarah and Brian Grays, grandchildren Irish Farnum and Georgia Grays, his beloved cat "Chili" and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service and reception at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair main auditorium on June 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In leiu of flowers, contributions in Tony's name can be made to the Kidney Cancer Association, P.O. Box 515381 #38269, Los Angeles, CA 90051-6681 or online at www.KidneyCancer.org
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Published in the Press Democrat from June 23 to June 25, 2012