Anthony Joseph Gambone of Hendersonville, 70, passed unexpectedly June 17, 2017 in Valdez, Alaska where he was fishing with his beloved grandson. He was the son of Joseph and Carrie Giobbi Gambone.
A native of Dunbar, PA, he moved to Cleveland OH when he was 10. He served 3 years in the Army and was a Crew Chief / Door Gunner in Vietnam with the 189th Assault Helicopter Company. He graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in accounting and worked for Eaton Corp. for almost 30 years in various locations. Since retiring to Hendersonville he was a popular duplicate bridge director and player. Tony loved to fish, play cards and spend time with friends and family. He was a kind, thoughtful man perpetually ready with a joke and willing to lend a hand. Tony never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Denise Gambone; his daughter Dena Gambone of Hendersonville and his daughter, Laura Gambone (Kenneth Nobles) of Little Rock AR; and four grandchildren whom he adored: Conner Anthony Gambone, Madilynn Shaun Stende, Gracie Jane Nobles and Brooks Fletcher Nobles. He is also survived by his brother, John Gambone (Jeannette) of Las Vegas, nephews, John (Rosalie) and Jim (Amy) Gambone and great-nephews of Florida.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 in Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel, followed by a reception at the Hendersonville Bridge Center, 301 Lily Pond Rd.
A Mass will be offered in memory of Tony at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choosing.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Published by Times-News from Jun. 22 to Jun. 23, 2017.