Dr. John Anthony "Tony" LLEWELLYN

  • "My heart is heavy and a void now exists where my beloved..."
    - Dianne Llewellyn
  • "Dear Val and family, We were very saddened to learn of..."
    - Sanford and Penny Safron/Gilmer
  • "Dear Val, My sympathy and my prayers are with you and your..."
  • "Valerie & Family; We are so saddened by the news.Our..."
    - Cristina Balsera
  • "Dear Ceri, Val and family, Mike & I were so sorry to hear..."
    - Pam Troschinetz

LLEWELLYN, Dr. John Anthony "Tony" 80, died July 2, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Cardiff, Wales, UK, he is survived by wife of 56 years, Valerie; children, Ceri, Gulfport, Siân, San Francisco, CA, and Gareth, Whitefish, MT; and brothers, David Llewellyn (Dianne), Kitchener, Canada and Roger Llewellyn (June), Sandhurst, England. Tony was Emeritus Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida. At his death, he was researching drug and gene delivery techniques. He entered the Florida University System as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at FSU in 1960, moved to USF as a full Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1971, then for the last decade until his retirement in 2007, he served as the Director of Academic Computing. He received a Bachelor of Science and Doctorate degrees in Chemistry from the University College of Cardiff, Wales. In 1967, Tony was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA and stayed with the program for one year. In addition, he was a NOAA aquanaut and participated in their Manned Undersea Science and Technology project from 1971 through 1976. In 1992 with a friend, he made his first trans-Atlantic crossing on a 32 foot sailboat from Gibraltar to Antigua. They crossed in the other direction from Miami to the Azores in 2000 on a 35 foot sailboat. His hobbies included sailing, scuba diving, swimming, and fishing with spear and rod. He was a long-time resident of Madeira Beach. The family will be holding a private memorial. They request that condolences and memories be directed to (www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonyllewellyn). In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his name to Metropolitan Ministries, (https://www.metromin.org/where-needed-most) or Habitat for Humanities, (http://www.habitatpinellas.org/donate/).

Published in the Tampa Bay Times from July 9 to July 14, 2013