VILLIS—Anthony Edward Villis, passed away March 19, 2021

VILLIS—Anthony Edward Villis, born Sept. 6, 1926 in Pelham, NY in the Bronx, passed away March 19, 2021.

He was preceded in  death by his wife, Linda.

He is survived by grandneices Debbi and Dawn.

Tony was a Korean War veteran and best friend to Frank and Jane Ksen. Though he was only 5’4”, his heart would fill the room. When Frank passed, Toney was there; when Jane was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he was there.

There’s no better friend someone could have.

Tony was educated in the arts and was an accomplished sculpturer with works recognized both nationally and internationally.

Always the gentleman, he enjoyed the finer things in life and two-gin-martini lunches. Tony loved the mic, singing the “oldies” and dancing with the pretty gals.

I was pleased to honor my father’s request to “always take care of Tony.”

He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Due to COVID-19 and other circumstances, his life and art will be celebrated at a later date.


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