March 13, 2012
Tony was born June 15, 1950, in Seattle, the third son of Frank and Billie Arena. He passed away March 2, 2012, at the University of Washington Medical Center following complications from a heart transplant.
He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1968 and the University of Washington in 1972.
Tony was known as a storyteller and a jokester who enjoyed entertaining all those around him. He loved his family, cars, and both unlimited and R/C hydroplanes. Prior to retirement, he spent many years in the grocery industry, including 25 years at Associated Grocers.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother Dan.
He is survived by his daughters Jessica, of New York, and Kaitlin, of San Francisco; brothers Tom and Nick (Marnel), of Renton, and Rick (Julie), of Issaquah; fiancée Lynn Anderson and her children Nikki, of Seattle, and Ryan, of Long Beach, Calif.; as well as extended family and a large circle of friends.