In Loving Memory
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Anthony Manuel Zabala
Manuel (Tony) Anthony Zabala age 76 lived in Sparks when he went home with Jesus Christ his Lord on the morning of June 4, 2014 after a courageous battle with pancreas cancer, peacefully passed holding the hands of Angels who led him to Jesus and our Father. Tony was born in Fernley Nevada on December 26, 1937 to Sofie Bernal Zabala and Manuel Zabala. He attended Sparks High School and graduated in 1956 who went on to serve his country in the Army and the National Guard from 1958 - 1963 , after an honorable discharge, Tony went to work in the fencing industry for 50+ years, becoming well known with contractors or other business and residential owners he then became an owner of his own company A-Z Fencing for 54 years through-out the Sparks, Reno, and Carson City area. Semi-retiring in 2013 to his son Tony N Zabala Jr., Tony also enjoyed bowling, shooting a game of pool but his most fun time place was at the Copenhagen Bar in Sparks where he found relaxation with his beer and shots of tequila. Tony was also a member of Elks Lodge Reno, Nevada for 35(+) years. And when you didn't find him on the job site or relaxing then on a warm day it was a sure bet to see him with his Rayban sunglasses on taking a cruise in his 1982 Corvette.
Tony is survived by his wife Anita Zabala of 48 years of marriage on July 24, 1966, his children Marian Cordova Zabala, Tony Zabala and Julie Zabala-Duenas, his grand children Anthony Cordova, Felicia Cordova, Michael Cordova, Evette Macias, Angelica Macias, Dylan Zabala, and Sergio Duenas, and 5 great grand children. Also survived by his brother Joseph Zabala of Sparks, Nevada and half-sister Maria Magdelena Martinez of Oxnard, California and half-brother Roberto Ambriz of Tulancingo, Mexico and many nieces and nephews of the Sparks-Reno area.
A viewing will take place at Walton's Sparks Funeral Home on Saturday June 7, 2014 from 11 am until 3 PM. There will be a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 10:30 am. Entombment will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery.
Please leave your condolence messages in the Book of Memories at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.
Walton's Sparks Funeral Home
1745 Sullivan Lane Sparks, NV 89431
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on June 7, 2014