Anthony Filosa
1940 - 2018
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January 2, 1940 - July 4, 2018 Anthony "Tony" Filosa, 78, of Los Angeles, CA unexpectedly passed away on July 4, 2018, with his beloved wife of 33 years Bernadette Albanese Filosa by his side. Born Jan. 2, 1940, in San Diego, CA to parents, Eva Todesco and Edward Filosa, Tony was known for his professional work ethic and strong dedication to public service, first serving his country in the US Coast Guard from 1958 to 1966, then working continuously until retiring from a 51 year career with the Los Angeles Municipal Courts. Tony began in the mail room in 1961 dragging court mailbags up the hills of Los Angeles, eventually becoming the youngest appointed Court Administrator for the Beverly Hills Municipal Court while also attending law school at night. He worked as a staff attorney and Traffic Court Referee and in 1988 was appointed Court Commissioner. Upon his retirement in 1999 Tony continued working for the courts part time until 2011, while also volunteering on his local neighborhood council and at Cedars Sinai Hospital. He was especially proud of his reoccurring role in the TV show, "Nathan For You." Tony was loved for his keen sense of humor, beautiful singing voice and love of movies, as well as his unadulterated delight at sitting in his backyard with a cigar and glass of white wine. Many got nicknames from "Uncle Tony,"; he loved his family including wife Bernie ("Po"), daughter Danielle ("Peeps"), sons Anthony and Christopher, brother Edward, daughter-in-law Tami, granddaughters Christina ("Astina"), Brianna, and Cassidy ("Birdie"), as well as Bernie's and his many friends and extended family members. All are invited to his memorial service on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 3 PM at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers his family asks that people gather with their family and friends and raise a glass of wine toasting Tony remembering his words at the end of each court day, "That's a wrap!"

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Jul. 15, 2018.
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February 5, 2021
Thank you for your knowledge, justice and bravery. You left a positive mark on this world that will last forever. Nathan Fielder will always love you.
Katherine Shumilo
Friend
October 17, 2020
Friends with brother Eddie Filosa so sorry to read about Anthony last saw him at aunt Rays .please get in touch Eddie would love to hear from u.
italia Caiafa
Family
January 15, 2020
Anna Sousa
July 9, 2019
We love you and miss you dearly. You were a hoot. The best grandfather ever to your 3 grandchildren. Things will never be the same without you and the laughs we all shared. Fathers Day without you and Ray will never be quite the same. We will all go on in memory of you and Ray. Chris, your son is now the head man. He is the best dad ever. You were blessed with a very wonderful son, whom loved you so much. Dont cause too much chaos with Ray up there. You both can be so naughty. Wish you were here with us. The angels have you under their wings. God has you guarded with his love. Rest now Tony. Cheers to you!
Norma StMichel
Family
July 9, 2019
Well, its been a year, hard year with out you Tone, I think one of the things I remember most is every time I would walk in to Tony and Berna's house and I would go into the TV room or Den. Tony would say "Hey T" and he usually has a a class of wine and a cigar and he would be sitting watching TV and I would sit down and we would discuss politics and exchange opinions and boy he had an opinion on every thing. He was stable on Highland Ave, An icon, a friend and I truly miss his smile and laughter and curmudgeoness. Love ya Tone-
Christina Fahad
Classmate
July 28, 2018
Rest in peace Judge Filosa. I will always be a fan of his legal and tv work.
frank williams
July 18, 2018
We love you, Uncle Tony. Our family won't be the same without you. You're forever in our hearts. Cheers to a life very well-lived!
Marie & Matt-Man
July 17, 2018
His Honorable Judge Filosa always had us laughing. Even when he married his son Chris to Tami and forgot to bring his robe, but it was such a loving gift he gave his son to Tami. He gave us so many wonderful memories, especially on Fathers Day when he and Tamis dad, Ray, would joke about who got the better Fathers Day card. He once decided that he was going to go down Tami and Chris's slide into the swimming pool but it was very hot and did not have the water on. He loved to take yearly pics with the girly fur lies, which was Danielle, Ali, Christina, Brianna and Cassidy. Tony was so very proud of them and they were proud to have such a loving grandpa. We all have an empty spot in our hearts and lives now. We will miss you Tony, with all our hearts. Our lives were enriched with this man. RIP
Norma St Michel
July 16, 2018
Rest Easy, Prayers for Bernie & all . Love your family from Texas
Emmy Pisciotta
July 16, 2018
Loved him on Nathan For You, Rest In Peace
Emelio G
July 16, 2018
What an amazing man and so blessed we were with him just a short time prior to his passing. Our love to Bernie and Danielle and Tony's family. So loved that he was so excited for the thunderstorms while visiting. Not a hard man to please, and became a friend to new people quickly. Raising some morning Chardonnay to Tony and enjoying wonderful memories. Love, Debi and Steve
Debi Wheatley
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