Anthony Vargo
Anthony "Tony" Vargo Mar. 13, 1947 - Oct. 14, 2014 AVON PARK, FL - Anthony "Tony" Vargo, 67, of Avon Park, Florida, long time resident of South Bend, Indiana, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 6:00 a.m. Born on March 13, 1947, in South Bend, Indiana, Tony was the son of Albert Vargo and Dorothy (Ryan, Vargo) Brant. Tony served in the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving is Tony's wife of 42 years, Linda (Short) Vargo. Also surviving is his son, James (Tammy) Vargo and daughter, Jodi (Tye) Curran. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tyler Curran and Gracen & Bryce Vargo. Tony is also survived by siblings, Joe (Leslie) Vargo, Becky (Clarence) Myers, Mark (Jennifer) Vargo and step-sister, Kay (Brant) Stephens. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Tony loved his family dearly. Tony retired from the University of Notre Dame. Tony loved Notre Dame Football and his Green Bay Packers. Tony loved living in Florida and camping at Goff Lake Campground in Marcellus, Michigan. Tony was a member of American Legion Post 69, Avon Park, Florida, VFW 9853, Avon Park, Florida, Moose Lodge, Avon Park, Florida and AmVet #21, Sebring, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents. There will be a Memorial Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church. Announcement will be made on the date and time of this service. A private burial with family will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, Veterans and/or American Cancer Society.

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Published by South Bend Tribune from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2014.
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Dear Linda & Family,
Shocked and saddened to hear of Tony's death. We will be praying for you in this time of mourning. We feel confident that you have many wonderful memories of Tony's love and commitment to treasure.
Our love and prayers, Kevin & Kathy Misiewicz
November 19, 2014
Linda, Jim and Jodi, my heart and prayers goes out to you all. Tony was such an amazing person always a smile on his face, he will be so missed!!!!
Renee Becker
October 27, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Skipper Scanlon
October 25, 2014
I am deeply saddened by this untimely loss. My sympathy goes out to Linda and the family.
October 24, 2014
Linda, and Family:

Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Jim and Sue Ameigh
Chiefland, Fl.
October 22, 2014
Linda and family, we are so sorry for the lost of Tony. He was a wonderful guy. He is now looking down from heaven in the arm of Jesus. Not suffering anymore and is at peace. Vickie and Rich Shamory
October 22, 2014
Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers at this difficult time. Tony was the best and will be missed.
Mary Bradish
October 21, 2014
Linda ,Jodi, Jim. Thinking of Tony is a ray of sun shine, always a smile on his face and glad to see everybody. he will be missed. scooter bill and Shirley love u guys
Shirley Mason
October 21, 2014
Linda, our sincere condolence to you and the family. Will always remember # 21.

Angelo & Amy Kardel, Tucson, AZ
October 21, 2014
Linda, my sincere condolence for your loss. Tony was always quick with a smile, he was one of Mom and Dad's favorites.
Michael Jacobs
October 21, 2014
Linda and family we are so sorry for your loss prayers for you all. Larry and Rusty Stump
October 21, 2014
Linda & family,
We offer our sympathy to all of you. We had some GREAT times going to the St. Joe football & tailgating. Always had a BIG Smile & HELLO for everyone.
Our prayers are with ALL of you.
Sharon & John Steinhofer
October 21, 2014
Linda and family:

I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was a wonderful guy who will be missed by many people. I always enjoyed out conversations and Tony's sense of humor.
Mike Eby
October 21, 2014
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