Anthony Michael Paradowski

Decatur, Georgia

Age 60


Anthony Michael Paradowski, 60, of Decatur, Ga., died unexpectedly on June 15, 2018 of natural causes. A Delta pilot for 31 years, he had just returned from Sacramento when he collapsed at home. A memorial service is scheduled for June 23, with a noon visitation and 1 p.m. service in the chapel...

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Had the pleasure of visiting the home of Christmas lights a few years back and it was amazing. Will never forget the experience. Thank you Tony and Rest Well.

I was very sad when I found out a few days ago that Tony Paradowski, creator of Christmas in the Grove died in June of this year. Like many people this light display was a must-see for me every year. My thoughts and prayers are with Tony's family, friends, neighbors, and other loved ones.

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you all. Peace be with you.

Tony...My friend/family and the father of my beautiful niece Emily Rose. We miss your face, your arms of protection and your positive attitude towards life. My daughters and I will always love you...

My condolence to the Family. May the memories of someone so special forever remains in your hart and may the comfort God gives be your guide through these difficult time.

Please know that many others share your pain and grief over the sudden loss of Tony. May God provide the needed comfort and support during the difficult days ahead as you adjust to life without him.

To Tony's family, I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I flew with Tony many times, and every time was a privilege. At Delta, he was the "favorite Captain" of so many First Officers, myself included. Please know that of the hours we spent together in the cockpit, the subject Tony most loved to talk about was his family. You all were clearly his pride and joy in life. I can't imagine your grief over the loss of Tony, but please know many, many others are...

My warm condolences for the loss of Tony. We've been coming to Christmas in the Grove for years, before and after kids. This year we will replay the videos of past years for our girls when they ask to see Grove Christmas. I hope you, Katie, and your girls and grandkids can find some comfort in knowing how many lives Tony touched and warmed by his love of Christmas. XO

"It will take your breath away
a lighted treasure trove
the Paradowskis' huge display
it's Christmas in the Grove

Katie says their 'lectric bill
must reach up to the sky
but Tony says the joy it brings
is more than money can buy!"

Every time I drive by your house, no matter the season, I'm humming that song... and I'll continue to do so through my entire journey on this planet! More joy than money can buy indeed!