Tony Chircop
1949 - 2021
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Tony Chircop, 71 of Soldotna, Alaska passed away Saturday, January 16th at Ted and Diane Brandley Hospice House in Summerfield, Florida after a 5 ½ year battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Chircop was born in Qormi, Malta and was a resident of Soldotna for the past 28 years. Prior to that he lived in Patterson, California. He was a graduate of James Lick High School in San Jose and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. He was a demolition specialist attached to the 65th Engineers. He loved flying airplanes, camping, fishing, hunting, snow machining, boating, bicycling, riding his motorcycle, 4-wheeling, kayaking and playing pickleball. But he most enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Chircop is survived by his wife, Lesa Chircop of Soldotna, Alaska; son, Tony Chircop, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Jennifer of Soldotna and their children, Lauren and Barrett; daughter, Tammy Gebauer and son-in-law Ethan of Sonora and their children Ben and Saige; brother, Richard Chircop and sister-in-law Tina, of Patterson, California and their children, Jason Chircop of Manteca and Julie Jergenson of Turlock; brother, Jim Chircop of San Jose, his children Sylvia, Charlie, Jimmie and Jesse Chircop. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Sylvia Chircop.

A Mass will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, April 14th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson, California. Interment to follow at Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson.

Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to: Hospice of the Central Peninsula, 35911 Kenai Spur Hwy, Ste. 9, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson, California.

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Published in Peninsula Clarion on Mar. 4, 2021.
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April 14, 2021
RIP cousin Tony. You are now in your parents arms in heaven.
Antoinette Zerafa
April 13, 2021
To family and friends of Tony, our sincere condolences from the Alba family Porterville, ca. So many great memories full of laughter and cheer! We will all miss him dearly. Till we meet again my dear friend, may God light be with you always. Your friend John Alba.
John Alba
April 6, 2021
Tony was a wonderful man. We have known him for a long time. He was a veteran and served his country with honor, courage and bravery. Tony was always happy to help someone with anything. He was a hard worker and built a beautiful life in Alaska with the love of his life Lesa. Men like Tony are a rare breed in today’s society and should be an inspiration to us all. We will miss Tony but we thank God for putting him in our lives and know he is with the Lord. We loved him and Tony will forever be in our hearts.
Ed and Sherry Abrams
March 21, 2021
Tony was my best friend I loved him like a brother, I am saddened to hear my friend is gone, I am happy he lived his life with his beautiful wife Lesa , also his dream of his life in Alaska. May my friend Tony
REST IN PEACE. We love you Tony !
Wes & Ida Price
March 11, 2021
Sad to hear this, wish I would have known you were here in Florida. I live right up the road in ocala. I could have visited.
Joseph A Deveaux
February 22, 2021
My oldest, and dearest friend. Remember walking to Linda Vista school hand in hand to kindergarten , remember "222", football jersey number, high school, college, and further into life. He was funny, loving, strong as an ox, so many talents. Spent as much time as I could with him and Lesa in Alaska, never regret one second. Had a blast. He loves his kids, grandkids, friends, and especially his wife, Lesa ( and pup Tess ). Fun loving, best laugh EVER. He is already missed, for years and many years to come. . Love you big guy..Your friend, Eddie
February 22, 2021
My husband and I only have known Tony for the past 6 winters in Salt Springs, FL. but only after the 1st year he & his wife Lesa invited us to their home in Alaska. That, to me, exemplifies the kind of people they have been. Tony went out of his way to be kind and generous but the most endearing quality was his sense of humor. We always were caught off guard with one of his "Tonyisms"! Tony is dearly missed but we hope he rests in heavenly peace!!!
Sherry & John Carle
February 22, 2021
My brother Joe Gomez was friends with Tony since they were both wrestlers and football players as I recall at James Lick High School in San Jose (Class of '67). Due to the shenanigan's of teen age boys, the Chircop and Parr parents became acquainted and developed a friendship. When we moved to Patterson in 1973, we were happily surprised to find out the Chircop's had also moved to Patterson also. Joe used to share Tony's "trick" for making weight for wrestling meets with our brother Charlie. Rather than running forever to sweat out some water weight be fore weighing in, Tony would think about Sylvia's cooking...but not eat it! It help him metabolize quicker and he always made weight for meets. So my brothers Charlie and Joe always used that advise and always made weight. Our family sends their love to you at the loss of your beloved Tony.
Deborah Parr Noblitt
February 22, 2021
Tony was a good, kind friend to me. He was always ready to take on the jobs that I couldn't do anymore. He will be missed.
Dan Kennedy
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