Beloved husband, father, brother, and esteemed military man Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Anthony (Tony) R. Albanese, age 69 passed away on 30 July 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. A native of New York, Tony served a combined 34 years in the military. Prior to joining the Air Force, he enlisted in the Navy as a parachute rigger for four years. He served in the Air Force Aircraft Maintenance with tours in Vietnam and abroad, quickly rising to the rank of CMSgt. After his retirement, Tony moved to San Antonio where he worked 20 years in AAFES Clothing Sales Store at Lackland AFB. He was a hard working, giving generous man. Mr. Perfectionist. Avid NASCAR fan. Doting pet owner. Lover of vacationing in Las Vegas with his beautiful wife. Tony will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Survived by his wife Thelma, daughters Lisa and Patricia, son-in-law Michael Hansen and sisters Beverly, Marie, Rosie, and Sally, and family friend, Aga Gomola.
Visitation will be Saturday, 3 August 2013 at the Castle Ridge Mortuary from 12 pm - 9pm. Service will begin at 3 pm with full military honors followed by a Rosary.