Tony, 49, passed away very suddenly on Nov. 27, 2019 with no visible signs of illness. He believed he had the flu. We were deeply saddened and in shock by his unexpected death.
Tony was born in Viet Nam, the older of two children of Arthur Rosa and Binh Nguyen. He was later raised by his aunt and uncle, Julie and Phil Rosa in Milpitas. He finished his high school classes earlier than usual and attended San Jose City College where the Pittsburgh Pirates recruited him for their baseball team. Tony refused, a decision he later regretted.
He was athletic and a sports aficionado. He was a Warriors fan and enjoyed watching sporting events on TV. Tony was also a talented cartoonist, though he was bashful about acknowledging his work.
Tony worked various jobs throughout the valley and out of state as a construction worker, warehouseman and courier. He was also a supervisor of the cleaning staff in the hospitality industry.
Tony will mostly be remembered for being such an attentive, loving, single parent Dad to his sweet daughter, Jules, the love of his life, whose mother passed away on Dec. 14, 2018. He and Jules would cycle, play in various parks, laugh aloud in board games, listen to music together, go to the movies and the beach, basically enjoying all the fun things any loving parent would do with his child.
His passing leaves a deep hole in his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; and aunt and uncle, Julie and Phil Rosa. He is survived by his son, Anthony & family, Los Banos, and sister, Becky and family (Palo Alto).
The family would appreciate contributions to the Jules Rosa Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made out to Jules Rosa Scholarship Fund and mailed to Wells Fargo Bank, 295 So K St., Livermore, CA 94550. Contributions are anonymous; unfortunately, we will be unable to individually thank everyone. Thank you!
Services will be held at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave, Livermore, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 1:00pm. A Celebration of Life & 'Christmas' reception will follow immediately.
Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the Rosa family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.callaghanmortuary.com.