Anthony Joseph Gambone
Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
125 South Church Street
Hendersonville, NC
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 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.
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Memorial Gathering
Hendersonville Bridge Center
301 Lily Pond Rd, NC
Celebration of Life
Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel
125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, NC
Funeral Mass
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Brevard, NC
Funeral services provided by:
Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
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Tony was a member of the 189th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam and a great supporter of the 189th Reunions. May he Rest In Peace.
Gerry Sandlin
March 26, 2021
So sorry for you loss, our prayers are with
the family. Worked with Tony many years ago
at Eaton. Mary Jordan
June 28, 2017
Dear Denise and family,

We were shocked and extremely saddened to hear of Tonys passing.

There isn't a Sunday Mass that goes by that we don't turn around expecting you both to be seated and ready for the customary pre-Mass conversation. It's a huge surprise to turn, expecting you, only to find a stranger sitting in YOUR seats. I cannot recall the number of times I've turned to say "well Tony, how was your week?" to be surprised by some guy I had never seen before.

More than anything we are going to miss the laughter that came from Tony when the priest shared a funny story...the visiting priest,Father John, comes to mind.

Please know that Tony and you and all your family are in our prayers at this time.

May God bless him and you,
Wes and Bev Cobb
June 25, 2017
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