Antonio Jose Vazquez

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Antonio Jose

Vazquez, Antonio Jose (Tony)
Released from the hold of Alzheimer’s February 17, 2014 at 91 to find eternal peace. Born in Ponce, PR June 7, 1922. Came to Milwaukee to attend Marquette until called by the Army. Worked 30 years at Ladish as a metallurgical engineer. Survived by his daughter Linda (James) Fonslow, grandsons Bryan (Shilpi) and Daryl (Caity), sister Maria and brother Ivan. Preceded in death by wives Dianne (Cotey/1972) and Cecile (Koltunski Moretto/2013), brothers Hector, Salvador and Rafael. Survived by sisters-in-laws Rosella Vazquez, Provi Vazquez, and Pat O’Neill. Survived by nieces and nephews, step-children and their families. Visitation Friday, 10-11:30 AM at the Funeral Home, with Funeral Service at 11:30 AM. Private entombment Forest Home Cemetery.

New Berlin Chapel
16880 W. National Ave. 262-901-1140
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A. Bell

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort from your memories, as well as God’s word the bible. Why do people we love die? Romans 5:12 says: “That is why, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.” How loving of God to promise what is found at Revelation 21:4 which says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

The Fonslows

Life & Times of Antonio “Tony” Vazquez…

Tony was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 7, 1922 where he grew up with his parents, a sister (Maria) and four brothers (Hector, Salvador, Rafael and Ivan). In 1941 he came to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University. He married Dianne Cotey, a registered nurse, just before deploying to Okinawa, Japan with the US Army. While in Okinawa their daughter Linda was born. Upon his return stateside he concluded his studies at Marquette University and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then started his career with Ladish Forging in Cudahy as a Metallurgical Engineer. A somber day came in 1972 when his wife Dianne passed away.

After a couple of lonely years he was introduced to Cecile Koltunski Moretto. They later married and moved to New Berlin. After 30 years with Ladish, Tony retired; perfectly timed since it was right around the time his two grandchildren Bryan and Daryl were born. In 1989 he and Cecile moved north to Rome, WI where they built a log home in the woods. They resided there until Cecile’s passing in September of 2013. Tony returned to New Berlin to live near Linda in a senior living community where he spent his remaining days.

Tony was an avid reader, enjoyed playing golf, Sheepshead; watching football, baseball, golf and sipping his martinis with pickled mushrooms.

~The Fonslow Family

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