Tony Flores age 71 passed away peacefully in his home after a 23 year fight with CIDP. His wife of 50 years, Linda, and his family surrounded him at his time of parting, sharing all the love they had as a family.
Born in Sonora, CA, Tony was the son of Beverly Flores and the late Tony Flores. His sisters Maureen Hamilton and Kathy (Kevin) Gold live in Tuolumne, CA where his family has resided for over 70 years. He graduated with a AA degree from MJC in Modesto, CA and a BA degree in speech from Stanislaus State in Turlock, CA.
Tony put himself through college as a rock jock at KFIV Radio in Modesto. He was known as Tony the Tiger Townsend. He loved music from the 60's and 70's, fast cars from the 60's and 70's and riding Honda 90's and 110's.
Tony was a Mason in Lodge 218 in Livermore. He enjoyed all the men who were so kind to him all the years he belonged to the lodge.
Tony leaves behind his son (Bert Flores), wife Renee, his daughter Kasie Flores (partner Mike Williamson). Also left behind are his 4 grandchildren; Katie, Kayla, Gracie and Ben Flores who were the love of his life. He said his grandchildren made him happy from the inside out.
Tony was loved by so many. He fought his disease and always counted his blessing, not his down falls. He was always making people laugh and never let his disease stop him living the very best he could. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the Flores family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.