Mishawaka, IN-Our beloved Tony L. French, 62, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in his home surrounded by his family. Tony was born in Wayne, Michigan to Curtis E French and Carlene (Don) Lambert.
Tony is survived by his wife, Gloria, his soulmate and the love of his life. His son, Damien E. French; a daughter, Whitney (Charles) Filley; 4 beautiful grandchildren whom he adored, Dawson French, Keegan Filley, Lilah French and Kyson Filley; brother, Randy (Sheri) French; sisters, Kim (James) Reeder and June Bridegroom. Tony is preceded in death by his father, Curtis.
Tony was known for his unstoppable work ethic and straight to the point conversations. The calluses on his hands showed what a hard worker he was and taught his children the same work ethic. Tony was a passionate man when it came to his Harley, and antique motorcycles, but when Tony became a grandfather it was more obvious what his true passion in life was. Whether it was baseball, football, wrestling or softball, he was there every day, rain or shine for his grandchildren.
Tony made an impact on everyone he met and will be deeply missed.
He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved the most.
His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Went unspoken too.
He was there….A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold on to
In times of stress and strife.
A true friend we could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man we called Dad.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the doctors and staff at Center for Hospice for their compassion and care during Tony’s final days.
Per Tony’s request, there will be no formal services at this time. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Hahn Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
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