Anthony ("Tony") John Torlai, 51, of Renton, WA, passed on to his next great adventure on Monday, November 26, 2012, at home surrounded by his children and extended family after a 3- year battle with brain cancer. Tony was born on August 1, 1961, in Renton, WA. He is survived by his parents, John and Mary Torlai, his brother Kevin, and his sisters, Jeannine Kuolt, Catherine, Theresa, Colette Stickley, by the three great loves of his life - his children Jessica, Mia and Nicholas, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Tony attended St. Anthony School in Renton and graduated from Kentridge Sr. High School in 1980, where he played basketball and baseball. Tony played baseball at Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA, and at the University of Washington
and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication. After college, Tony moved back to the family farm in Renton to be part of the third generation to run the family business, Springbrook Farms. Tony enjoyed scuba, warm beaches and coaching his childrens' numerous baseball and basketball teams. Most of all Tony took joy in his children and in watching them grow up. Tony had a kind heart and a great faith that helped him face his battle with brain cancer with courage and grace.
A vigil will be held this Friday, November 30th, at 7:00pm. Funeral services will follow on Saturday, Dec 1st at noon, both at St Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, Renton WA.
The family wishes to thank the kind caregivers of Right At Home and Providence Hospice and the doctors and staff at Swedish Ivy Neuroscience Institute. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, WA to help in the fight against brain tumors or to the mission programs at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Renton, WA.