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Tony de Carlo - SAVANNAH - Tony de Carlo (58) died at his home in Savannah, GA., August 16th after a short illness. Tony was born in Inglewood, California to Betty June ( deceased) and Anthony Carl de Carlo. He is survived by his father, a brother Gary of Iowa, a brother Rick of California, and his soul mate of many years Isidro Chavez of Los Angeles, California. Tony was a self taught artist whose works are in the collections of many museums in the U,S,, and private collections around the world. His work has been featured on the cover of many magazines world wide, other publications, and art journals. His cremains will be interred in California next to his mother. Heritage Cremation Savannah Morning News August 26, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at

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Published in Savannah Morning News on Aug. 26, 2014.
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May 24, 2020
Dear Tony,

We were close friends for many, many years. I have always loved you and loved every piece of art that you created. One of my favorite memories was when we spent the day painting each other. One of my best trips was spending two weeks staying with you in Savannah. I have never moved any of your pieces that are all over my house. They are all my favorites.

May 24, 2020
Hi Will (SaturdaySoup52)
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Thank you.
Isidro (
May 23, 2020
Anyone who reads this: I am seting up an online gallary in honor of Tony. I do think he was a genius, and a golden soul.

Please visit and let me know which paintings you have, to add info for each painting. I ihave about 10 of his works (one never shown).
William SatNightSoup
May 19, 2020
Hi Tony,
You were and still a good friend. I remember you clearly and your apartment on Colorado St. I have several of you painting hanging in my living room and one I call a masterpiece it hangs over my bed. I always look at it and all the intricate things in the painting and admire how you painted them. the colors are magnificent. I remember visiting you in Savania, Ga. a number of years ago and the nice time we had together. I will NEVER forget you. You were a lovely kind person.
Alex Pierson
Alexander Pierson
April 28, 2020
I think of you often whenever I pass 112 N. Coronado Street where we both lived.
I moved to New Mexico party because I knew you were there in Corrales. Your art work continues to leave me awed around my house. I wish I bought more when I had the chance and you lived below me.
I still have your large painted rock with the whimsical face, although now the colors now faded a bit with time, I pass by it every day on m porch and think of you.
Wish I had visited you in Savanah after you moved.
I still keep our long correspondence via e-mail and the book on birds you sent me.
Always in my heart. My mother was so very fond of you too.
Yolanda and Ruth
April 27, 2020
Thinking of and missing you and your talent on this spring day in 2020.
Bret Maling
June 23, 2015
Hi. I met Tony when he lived by Tommys in Los Angeles. He was a real nice guy. I did some work at his house and was able to purchase a piece of his work for my then father in law. It was such an amazing piece all red and black such strong colors. Tony was a great guy always willing to help out anyone when needed. May you rest in piece and may your work live on. Take care bud
Miguel Rios
June 11, 2015
Thank you, Tony, for all your masterpieces that fill my home. I hope you are at peace. You are missed every day.
Carol C.
May 22, 2015
I met Tony many years ago in LA...we met at a show at a coffeehouse in Long Beach, CA he was doing. I was fortunate enough to purchase many pieces of his work, including "As Her Neighborhood Burns", depicting the LA Riots. This piece has hung on the wall in my living room in every home i have had since i purchased it. I am so happy to hear that Tony found love, Isidro. He was a lovely man and i think of him each time i look as the work i have that he did. I was so sorry to hear of his passing...i will never forget him.
andria ratliff
April 25, 2015
'Swimming in My Dream.'
I am so happy that I got to know you. What a lovely man, heart and talent. I will cherish your paintings on my walls and think warmly of you whenever I pass by them. You are a true inspiration. Love and big hug. I miss you.
Bret Maling
March 24, 2015
Six White Anthuriums by Tony de Carlo
Tom Canaday
March 24, 2015
Tom Canaday
March 24, 2015
I was the model for this painting by Tony
I will miss my friend Tony. He was my art mentor, generous with his insight. When he moved from Los Angeles to New Mexico we became close. He came to our house for lunches (he was a vegetarian) and we shared art, stories, and humor. I was fortunate to be one of the few female models for his paintings. I am the woman in one of his "masterpieces", the one in the flowered religious mantle, with green wavy greenery coming out around my head. I am honored to be the inspiration for this painting. I love you, Tony. You are not gone, you are in my heart. I would also like to thank Isidro. We met in Tony's house in Corrales and he gave me a beautiful hoya plant. Isidro, you meant so much to Tony!
Kitty Gonzales Moore
Kitty Moore
March 10, 2015
Our friend, Tony. "The Dog Saint"
Dear Tony - It seems like so long ago, and just yesterday, that we spent time at your place in L.A. on Coronado. Surrounded by your beautiful artwork we laughed and played cards.
And your artwork hangs in our home, a forever reminder of your love of the world and your passion for recreating it in your most amazing paintings. How often you painted the saints, and now you are one of them. Thank you Tony for gracing the world with your gentle and kind spirit and leaving the world with the beauty that is you. May you rest in peace. Keep on painting, and we will look for you in the sunsets and sunrises and in every flower that unfolds. Until we meet again - peace dear friend. David and Jose (Pasadena, CA)
David Kristoff
January 19, 2015
Rest in peace. You are an amazing artist and will forever be loved
james dewberry
January 6, 2015
Tony was my friend for over 30 years.
I loved him, his dogs and his art.
I spend two wonderful weeks with him in Savannah a few years ago.
I will never forget you and your incredible passion for your art.
Joel Gilman
October 8, 2014
LA will miss you too
tony I will miss my communication with you, rosie will miss you along with your love Isidro, you were so far away, but never too busy to respond to my emails, rest in peace my friend, I love you
October 7, 2014
tony i wish i had gotten to say hello more often and of course goodbye. i miss you my dear friend. love and peace
October 2, 2014
Peace,as always, be with you Tony. It was my honor to have known you, laughed with you and to have the pleasure of being surrounded by your art work everyday. Thank you.
September 26, 2014
I still miss you so... Today my new baby "Maxine" is flying from Michigan to be with me. You would have loved her!
will rainey
September 8, 2014
I was shocked to hear of your passing Tony. All my sympathy to your mate and family. I remember the funny you of 40+ years ago when we lived in the same neighborhood. May you RIP
Vicki (Nutt) King
September 7, 2014
So many wonderful memories .My first love (9th grade. ) You sat at the last desk in my row in home room . Our relationship of three years was beautiful. Movies, flowers, prom and a promise ring, Forever in my heart. My keepsakes and letters, kept every one. Right down to the fake vampire teeth you stuck to your teeth with bubble gum. See you on the other side my dear friend.
September 7, 2014
Tony and I met online in the late 1990's, emailing each other and chatting about our chihuahuas. Then I saw his art. He was an amazing man and I miss him and our conversations. We each had a little girl we named Rosie - his had four legs, mine has two. I was totally shocked to hear of Tony's passing and very hurt. I still can't believe he is gone. It's funny how close you can feel to a someone you've never met in person. I love Tony's spirit. I know Tony, Junior, Rosie, and my Juan Bobo are together now. One day we will all meet and it will be fantastic. Rest in Peace, Tony! I really hope you know how much you are loved by so many all over the world. You really did have an impact on us!
Alexandra Szameit
September 6, 2014
We shared so many laughs across the thousands of miles you in the USA and me in the UK, When I needed to talk with someone you'd listen then give me advice, when you needed advice I'd listen and help you out. The ocean was no barrier to our friendship and neither will your passing, you're friendship, compassion, and caring you showed to animals and Mother Nature are all locked away in my heart for eternity. Until we meet again big hugs from myself, David and of course plenty woofs and licks from Harvey x
Alan Darbyshire
September 4, 2014
You will be sorely missed Tony. You were a wonderful friend. Thanks for all the laughs we shared. Rest easy...
Kris Strubell
September 3, 2014
Dear Tony, I was so saddened to learn of your sudden passing. Although we hadn't yet met in person, we were fb friends.I met you through my Daughter Cyndi Hidalgo-Knies, (also a self taught artist) she was heartbroken when she called me with the sad news of your passing, as you meant so much to her, as not only a great mentor, but especially as a Very Dear Friend. Tony, you have left a beautiful legacy of all you work, and beautiful memories of all who had the pleasure of knowing you. My Deepest condolences to Ysidro, your father and to all your loved ones. May they find Peace and Comfort as they re-live the Treasured Memories you have left with each and every one of them. May you Rest in Peace forever in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Love, Carol Hidalgo
Carol Hidalgo
September 2, 2014
You were such an amazing man. Inspiring in your expression & your humanity. I am surrounded by your work I will think of you every day.
Christopher Haven Jones
August 31, 2014
I am prostrate with grief over seeing this sad, sad news. You shall live on in my home on my walls, and in my heart. See you on the other side someday, my dear friend.

I will never know what your painting of my late Misha shall might have looked like. Say hello to her on the other side.

xxooo, from a and friend and a true believer in you,

will rainey
August 30, 2014
Your exuberant, richly colored, often humorous art lives on forever.
Your plant cuttings and the knowledge you instilled in me to nurture them still grace my backyard...and will always be a reminder of you.
Tony, You, Junior and Rosie will always live in my heart.
Thank you for your love and friendship.

August 27, 2014
Pai, you have forever left your impression upon my heart. I have so many wonderful memories. I miss your smiling face.
I love you Tony.
Isidro Chavez
August 26, 2014
So long Tony. Remember Tommy's Burgers, Junior, the Drama on Coronado Ave. Those LA Riots...You Captured L.A. like no others. Will always miss you my long lost friend.
Mike /Myke Moreno aka Skye
August 26, 2014
Everytime I see a rainbow...I'll
Think of you and your Beautiful colors??
August 26, 2014
It is my hope that Mr. De Carlo's family finds peace in remembering the memories of their dear loved one and in the promise that very soon all tears of pain and death will be wiped away forever. Only tears of joy will be as we will see our loved ones alive again here on earth! My condolences are with your family at this time. Take care.
Denise Deloach
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