Anthony “Tony” Amodeo, 69 of Phoenix, AZ, passed into the waiting arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 10, 2019.
Tony is survived by his wife Jacki, children; Kristy (Ken) and Ryan (Taylor), grandchildren; Sullivan and Audrey and anxiously awaiting the arrival of Greysen, sister; Barbara Montoya (Erick), Aunt Grace and Uncle Bill. Numerous cousins and extended family, and a tremendous number of friends.
Tony was a very devoted family man and his grandchildren especially were his whole world. He loved everyone he met, and some became close as family.
Tony was a member of the Gideons International and with the Gideons he was able to fulfill his passion of sharing his faith and the word of God.
Tony attended ASU and was an avid Sun Devil Fan – football, basketball, baseball, etc.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 24, 2019 with a visitation at 9:00 am and Funeral at 9:30 am at Sovereign Grace Church, 1280 N. Cooper Road, Gilbert. Reception at church at 11:00 am. Private Graveside.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International.
Rican and Lois Blake
A dear dear man. He will be missed. Grace and peace for you all. ✝
Still finding it very hard to believe hat Tony has passed away. We all will have the memories we created with Tony in our hearts forever. Thinking of you Jackie and extended family at this sad time and praying for comfort in the days to come. Hugs and love.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, my dear friend, Jacki! You and your beautiful family are in my heart and my prayers! Even though Tony and I never met, we were friends on Facebook through you, and I so enjoyed his humor, and his love for all of you! May God Bless you all, and carry you in His loving arms through this difficult time! I love you! ❤️
Where to start. I met Tony thru my husband thru the Gideons. Where I met his lovely wife Jacki. As everyone says he quickly became like family. I loved hearing his stories. He was such a man of God. You will definitely be missed. Wish I had more time. But definitely I will see you again. Enjoy the final destination in paradise with God we’re you are now fully restored and healed! Love you TONY.
Everett and Carrol Thomas
Tony was a true friend and brother in Christ. One of the kindest, most selfless men we’ve ever known. Through many years, even after we moved away from Phoenix, Tony never once failed to send Carrol and I greetings for our birthdays and anniversary. His very close friendship with the Elledge and Hughes families meant we got to see him every couple of years or so, which was always a joy. Enjoyed keeping up with him on FaceBook, too. We will miss him!
Jeff Schulman Sr
Tony was a great friend over the years. Loved Jesus and always would remember to send cards just when needed. Brother Tony you will missed!
Wow! I can’t believe this news of Tony’s passing . Just spoke with him a little over a month ago on FB. What a precious brother who cared for all of his family in Christ. He will be remembered by me as faithful in friendship and prayer. He always kept in touch throughout the years with our family.
I am very sorry for your loss. It is no doubt a difficult time for the family. I hope you find comfort in the memories you shared and in God who promises to provide comfort in all our trials. (2 Corin 1:3,4) We can look forward to a time when pain and death will be no more(Rev 21:4). Please accept my condolence.
Tony you’re the only man I know who was so faithful with birthday wishes and staying in contact. ❤️ It was a beautiful ministry… I still have a coffee cup that you gave to Loron that said “I’m not 50….I’m $49.95 “
You will be truly missed… To your wife and family, blessings to you of sweet memories of this tender man’s heart ❤️
Dave and Cori Connors
Our sincerest condolences to Jacki and the family. Tony was a great friend and a wonderful colleague during our days in Italy together. Sending love and condolences from all of the many friends who knew and loved him during those magical two years in his beloved Italy. Farewell for now, Anziano Amodeo.
Dave and Cori Connors
Our entire family, near and far, extends our deep condolences to Jacki and family. A beautiful friend has left us, yet a bit of Tony’s charming personality will live on in all who knew him. It’s been an honor to have known Tony and his family for so many years. He will be deeply missed.
Lenny and Barbara Avalos
We sat next to he and his wife at all ASU Home Football Games in section 13 for many years. He was a loyal Sun Devil and I will miss seeing him at all of the home games. Our sincerest condolences go out to his wife and family. The good news is he is in paradise now and forever more.
Our most sincere condolences to Jacki and family. Tony served as my assistant in northern Italy, and we truly grew to love and admire him. I also speak for all those who served with him. We live in Australia and face to face contact with him in recent years has been infrequent, but we have managed to stay in touch via phone and emails. We love Tony and will miss him, but we look forward to seeing him again when we, too, pass from this life.
John and Vicki Grinceri
We will always remember the kindness and friendship Anthony showed to us when we lived next door to Anthony and Jacki, even after we moved away Anthony would reach out to us.
We had a lot of fun conversations over irrigation. We will miss Anthony and remember him fondly.
Jacki, we extend our deepest sympathies to you in your time of grief.
Josie and Abu