About Tony


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Tony circa 2002, before he was aware of Lou Gehrig as a baseball player or an illness.

Tony is our younger son who died, aged 36, on February 20, 2015 after battling ALS for almost three and half years. Tony tried to live his life with good (but often dark) humour and fortitude, qualities that seemed to inspire humility in others. He lives on not just in our hearts and minds, but in this blog, and also in the many memorials and events that bear his name: mostly though, he lives on in his daughters Cora, aged 7 and Louise, aged 4.

Tony was a father, husband, son, brother, friend, colleague and avid Celtic fan. He was intelligent, creative, industrious, loyal and loving. He flew a airplane before he drove a car, played every sport accessible to him including: rugby, gymnastics, archery, cricket, basketball, golf, judo and of course football or soccer as his adopted homeland refers to it. As a young boy Tony had an aptitude and appetite for fixing things around the home, and he refined those skills when he came to the USA and made his home there. He was immensely strong and very hard working, and yet, incredibly gentle. He had a booming laugh and a fondness for “Top Gear” and “Only Fools and Horses” and just loved practical jokes. He was a computer specialist and our go to guy when technology baffled us all. He loved unconditionally everyone in his circle of family and friends. We all miss you Tony.

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Tony on August 12, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia. Wearing his Celtic shirt he was there with Martin and his Dad to see Celtic play Real Madrid.

 

Three months before he passed away, and during an especially low time for him, his Dad decided to gather messages and recollections for Tony from within his huge circle of admirers. The result is a book called “Fide et Amore” which you will find as a separate tab on this site. “Fide et Amore” is the Conway family coat-of-arms motto, and is Latin for Faith and Love.

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November 2014 with Tony at home in Lexington, Virginia. Despite being paralyzed from the neck down by this time, his trademark smile and beautiful blue eyes shine with love.

This book about Tony from those who loved him, will tell you much more about what kind of man, son, brother, husband, father, colleague and friend he was.

We invite you to look through the book when you have time.

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