Antonio "Tony" Arias
1945 - 2020
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Antonio "Tony" Arias

Antonio "Tony" Arias, loving father, husband, brother and loyal friend passed away Sunday August 2, 2020 at the age of 75.

Tony was born on July 6, 1945 in El Paso, Texas to the late Ignacio Arias and Belen M. Arias. He was preceded in death by his brother Richard Arias and sister Lili Arias.

He attended the University of Texas at El Paso and served in the United States Air Force between 1965-1969. His career was dedicated to the City of El Paso bringing library service to areas of El Paso that didn't have access to library buildings. He drove the Public Library Bookmobile for 30 years until his retirement in 2015.

He enjoyed spending time working on home projects, where he was known for his remarkable ability to figure and fix problems with the greatest of ease and skill. Above all, being around his family and friends is what he enjoyed most.

Tony is survived by his wife Lorenza Arias; his three daughters Gina M. Arias, Kristine M. Arias and Natalie A. Molina; his sisters Martha (Albert) Lujan, Isela (Arturo) Valenzuela and his brother Manny (Gloria) Arias; his grandchildren, Christopher Porras, Liana and Andy Ramos, Alexandra Grijalva, Valerie and Samuel Soto; eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed.

Visitation will be held at San Jose Funeral Home -East on Pellicano Drive from 4 PM - 7 PM, with Military Honors at 6 PM and scripture service at 6:15 PM on Monday August 17, 2020. Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, at 1:30 PM on Tuesday August 18, 2020

Antonio ""Tony"" Arias, un amado padre, esposo, hermano y amigo leal falleció el domingo 2 de agosto del 2020 a la edad de 75 años. Tony nació el 6 de julio de 1945 en El Paso, Texas, hijo de Ignacio Arias y Belen M. Arias. Le precedieron en muerte su hermano Richard Arias y su hermana Lili Arias. Asistió a la Universidad de Texas en El Paso y sirvió en la Fuerza Aérea de los Estados Unidos entre 1965-1969. Su carrera la dedicó a que la ciudad de El Paso llevara el servicio de biblioteca a áreas de El Paso que no tenían acceso a los edificios de la biblioteca. Condujo la biblioteca pública móvil para libros durante 30 años hasta su jubilación en el 2015. Disfrutó de pasar tiempo trabajando en proyectos domésticos, donde era conocido por su notable capacidad para resolver y solucionar problemas con la mayor facilidad y habilidad. Sobre todo, estar cerca de su familia y amigos fue lo que más disfrutaba. A Tony le sobrevive su esposa Lorenza Arias, sus tres hijas Gina M. Arias, Kristine M. Arias y Natalie A. Molina, sus hermanas Martha (Albert) Luján, Isela (Arturo) Valenzuela y su hermano Manny (Gloria) Arias. También le quedan sus nietos: Christopher Porras, Liana y Andy Ramos, Alexandra Grijalva, Valerie y Samuel Soto, sus ocho bisnietos y muchas sobrinas y sobrinos. Se le echará de menos. El velorio se llevará a cabo en San Jose Funeral Home-East en Pellicano Drive de 4:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m., con honores militares a las 6:00 p.m. y el servicio de Escrituras a las 6:15 p.m. el lunes 17 de agosto del 2020. El entierro se realizará en el cementerio nacional de Ft. Bliss a la 1:30 p.m. el martes 18 de agosto del 2020.

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Published in El Paso Times from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2020.
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August 18, 2020
Great person and truly dedicated to the families and children he served for all those years working for the library. Rest in peace Tony.
Jack Galindo
August 18, 2020
Rest in peace, Tony, your memory will live on. Our condolences to your wife, daughters, extended family and friends.
Dane and Gloria Aguilar
August 17, 2020
Tony was a good neighbor and friend who was always willing to lend a helping hand when asked. He will be missed
Jerome Johnson
August 16, 2020
Tony, Thank you for the time we shared and the memories made for over 30 years. Your EPPL friends will never forget all the stories we shared and adventures we experienced. RIP dear friend. Condolences to your wife, daughters and family.
Becky Gutierrez
August 15, 2020
RIP Tony, Condolences to all your loved ones. Gracias Tony for your Honorable service in the United States Air Force and for your Love of Familia.
James Aguirre
August 14, 2020
Mr. Arias,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USAF during the Cold War. Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow Servicemen stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
August 14, 2020
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Gina, Kristine and Natalie
I am so saddened to hear about your dad's passing sending you hugs and prayers your way.
Joey & Cecy
August 13, 2020
I miss and love you so much dad.
Natalie Molina
August 13, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
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