October 24, 1975 ~ December 19, 2000
DeSherlia, Anthony Micheal a 25 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2000. Born in Mt. Vernon, WA, Anthony was 25. He is survived by his mother Laura (Ben) Bruno of Redondo Beach; father Charles (Debbie) DeSherlia of Las Vegas, NV; brothers and sisters: Charlie, Nyssa, Monica, Gloria, David, Jake, Christina and Lindsay. Memorial Services will be held at Bay Cities Community Church, 400 South Broadway in Redondo Beach, CA on December 23, 2000 at 12:00 PM.
We share your grief. Tony was loved by our entire family and always greeted us with a big smile and a hug……… Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Hello, I attended Mira Costa High School with Tony and Charlie and have many great memories with both. Born and raised in Torrance I would see Tony everytime my family needed watch care. I was very upset when I heard the news from my parents Wednesday morning. I am home for the weekend and will be attending the memorial service on Saturday. I enjoyed the friendship I had with Tony and will miss him dearly. He was a special guy with a great heart.
Hi, I knew Tony because I worked near the store for years. He care for many watches for me, always friendly, always with a smile. He was such a kind person. This senseless tragedy has upset me beyond words. I extend my sincere condolences to his family & friends.
just a note to let you know, we share your grief in this tragic and unneccesary loss. Only wish we\’d had the chance to share another outing together. Dickie
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bruno, I was so sorry to hear about your son. Coincindentally, I have used your son\’s clocks services over the years since I am a customer of John\’s. Tony was always friendly and professional at the store. Please let Gloria and Monica know I am thinking about them and the rest of your family. I have always thought fondly of the girls, remembering them both as “baby kindergarteners”. I pray you find peace regarding this awful tragedy, Sincerly, Amy Santa Cruz
May god be with you in this hard time your family is going threw. With all my sympathies, Antonio Sandoval (co-worker of Benito Bruno Friend of the family)
Dear family of Tony, I can not express my deepest sympathy in words. I to lost my son of 33years, last september. I share in your greif. Tony was a wonderful young man and will be remembered by many. I write this to you and hope it will help to console you. If love could build a staircase and heartaches build a lane, We would walk the path to heaven and bring him back again. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. As long as hearts remember, As long as hearts still care, we never part with ones we love , they are with us everywhere. Sincere Sympathy, Janet and Gilbert Niles.
I can\’t say I knew Tony, but what the paper has said, he was a really good guy and it just breaks my heart to know that he reached out to someone, only to know that that someone wasn\’t even worth it. It just shows how we sometines reach out to the less fortunate, only to get dealt with an untimely blow. God bless all his brothers and sisters and his parents and know that his death is not in vain. People will learn from this as I have, and know that God just probably needed another angel up there during this season. May he look down upon us all and bless us with the good fortune he had during his short time on earth…. May he rest in peace… Thats all…
We love and wish there was something we could say to take away the pain, only time will do that and we will always have wonderful memories of Tony. We all love you and will miss Tony very very much. He is sleeping with the angels. Love Linda,Tino,and Frankie
Dear Tony, I was just getting to know you, Tony. You were so open and honest from the day I met you. You shared your feelings and that was so refreshing. Not to generalize, but I found your openess unusual compared to most guys that I know. At the memorial service on Saturday, I saw how you touched so many people\’s lives. So many people love you, genuinely loveyou. I saw it in the faces of everyone there, people of all ages and styles of life. I wish that I had had the gift of knowing you better and longer than I did even though that would mean hurting that much more than I already do. I miss seeing you and talking with you. I am sorry that I didn\’t get out of the car to look at your Christmas lights that you were so proud of. Say Hi to everyone up there for me. Love, Rebecca
I met Tony when I was visiting my ailing father last June…he fixed my watch and when he found out I was from Arcata we shared stories and discovered we enjoyed the same local brewery in McKinleyville. I was back in October (my father passed away) and had to come in to have my watch repaired again. Tony remembered me and told me of his recent fishing trip. He was a wonderful man. Restored my faith in the people of Southern California…I will always remember him.
Thank you all for bringing a truly wonderful person into the world for us.
Thank you for all the messages and memories. Thank you for all of the love you\’ve shown to our family.
Dear Family, We would like to express our deepest condolensces to all of you. I remember my mom taking me to the Timex store many times. I used to be afraid of the big dog, Moich. Tony ( I actually did not know his name at that time) said he understood my fear of Moich. One day, when I was really depressed, my friend said that he wanted to go anywhere I wanted to go. I told him that I really wanted to go to the Timex store and make friends with the dog. Tony was extremely nice to us. After that, Mike became a regular customer of Timex, and even brought in his metal sugar bowl for repair after the cover to it was dropped on the floor, causing it to break. This was extremely important, because this was a sentimental piece to him. Tony fixed it for free. He always fixed all of our watches for free or a very nominal fee after the day we went there originally. My family and myself, as well as Mike, will always remember Tony for his gentleness, kindness, and generosity toward us. We also would like to know if there is anything that we can do to help. Sincerely, The Burgers
Yo Ton-man, Every moment with you was wonderfully fun – with your best friends, Michael, Earl and Jason and Darlyn, who introduced us. Even washing some of your dishes the Sat. b4 you passes was a blast, looking back on it, because YOU were there. I\’ll miss our hurrying to Circle K for more 7up, my giving you grief about watering your plants, our funny “leg” jokes, parting your hair on the side and laughing in the mirror, your cozy home even with the butt-bruising wood panelled sofa, and your memorable coffee table – hehehe. We had so much fun! Here\’s to you, love and our friendship forever.
To the DeSherlia\’s and Bruno\’s: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. And, Charles, you added so much warmth to the service on Saturday. You really made Darlyn and me feel better! Tony became a close friend just in the past few months – with great memories together all 4 days b4 he passed. Again, you are all in my thoughts as he is in my memories forever.