Anthony (Tony) Asaro, 66, of Glendale, AZ passed away on July 18th surrounded by his wife and his four children. Anthony was born in Sicily on March 10th, 1954 in the town of Mazara Del Vallo. He was the youngest of 5 children. He is survived by his wife Sandra Asaro, his children Josina, Barbara, Anthony, and Matthew, grandsons, Mason, Dylan, Anthony, Grayson, and Cade, as well as his two son in law’s Matthew and Robert, and his daughter in law Annie. He is also survived by his four other siblings Josephine, Elisabetta, Vincenzo, and Joe.
Early on, Tony, at the age of 13 immigrated to New York with his family. Tony decided to stay in New York where he met his wife of 40 years, Sandy, and started a life together. For 10 years, he served as a New York City police officer. After he retired, the Asaro family moved to Arizona in 1991 with only one limousine and built their established limousine company into what it is known today as “Desert Rose Worldwide Transportation Company.”
Tony was an avid golfer and loved his cigars and scotch. If you were blessed to be part of his circle of friends, he made you feel like part of the family. He was a family man who loved his children and wife more than anything. He was the most unselfish giving person you would ever meet.
He lived for his family and that was all he needed in this world. He was funny, so funny! His laugh and smile would literally have you laughing to tears. He loved Sunday dinners at home with his family around and he enjoyed cooking every Christmas Eve with an open door for all friends and family to join. His family took many trips together and he and his wife would cruise the seas enjoying time together and making wonderful memories.
He fought cancer to the end. He never gave up and had such a strong will to live for his family. Even in death, he thought of his family first. The world lost an amazing person, a father and husband who reached so many people in his years on earth. He is an angel watching over us and we remember him for his laugh, kindness, love, and generosity.
In lieu of flowers, his family will be setting up a fund to Barrow Neurological Institute where he received amazing care and treatment. A Memorial Service will be held at Messinger Pinnacle Peak on Thursday, July 23rd from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. Church service will be held Friday, July 24th at Lady of Joy Catholic Church.
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