Anthony "Tony" Carmen Messina, 69, formally of Bellevue, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 peacefully at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio.
He was born February 12, 1945, the son of Charles and Mary Messina, descendants of Italy.
Tony retired from Ford Motor Company after nearly 36 years of loyal service and was a proud UAW member. He was active with the Elks organization and Bellevue Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards, bowling, spending his winters in Florida and time with his family.
He was preceded in death by both parents, and was survived by his wife of 37 years, Margaret "Peggy" Messina, sons Jeffrey C. Messina and Scott Anthony Messina (Gina) of Bellevue. Step children include Vickie Crum, Darlene Kaman and Randy Goostree.
Immediate grandchildren include Anthony "AJ" Messina, 11, and Dominic and Ella Messina, 9. Step-grandchildren include Amber Britt, Ryan Walter, Ashley Walter, Jordan Walter, Jason Goostree and Angel Mays and 9 great-step grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue on Friday, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., an Elks service will be conducted by B.P.O.E Lodge 1013 at 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Foos Funeral Home.
Contributions can be made to Bellevue Elks Lodge #1013, Bellevue, Ohio.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com
Foos and Foos Funeral Service
151 Yorkshire Place
Bellevue, OH 44811
Published in The Bellevue Gazette on Apr. 12, 2014