Anthony S. Baron, Mgr Qwest, Col. US Army, Ret.|
8/30/1942 ~ 6/27/2014
Tony passed away June 27th in Everett with family at his side after a battle with lymphoma. Survived by sons Mike & John Baron & families, close friend Diane McDougall, sisters Ginny Jordan, Dorothy Vidinha, and Lorraine Albarado. He was predeceased by wife Nicholee A. Baron and sister Harriet Lapaz Makanui.
Tony was born in Makaweli, Kauai, HI. Graduated from Waimea HS 1960 Class President, graduated Seattle University BA in Education & completed Army ROTC program. He was a Vietnam Veteran, awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired from active duty a captain, then advanced in the US Army Reserves to rank of colonel. Returned to active duty to the Army War College and Fellowship to the Harvard School of Government. He enjoyed numerous distinctions including teaching at West Point, becoming a paratrooper, & service as Colonel with European Command, Germany in 1996-97.
He had a 25 year career as manager at Qwest until retirement in 2002. Tony joined the Mountaineers and made numerous friends while pursuing hiking and snow shoeing in retirement. He spent valuable time with granddaughters cheering their many achievements in school & sports. Tony was an avid sports fan and loved ice cream. Humility and determination were integral to his admirable character.
Vigil and viewing at Washelli's Funeral Home in Bothell 5:30-7:00 p.m. His remains will be flown to Honolulu, HI for burial July 18th at Punch Bowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific with Military Honors. Donations to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 9 to July 10, 2014