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Anthony Church

Anthony Church, known to some as Andy and others as Tony, passed away Friday,March 20, surrounded by family and love Trish Kennerly in Syracuse, Utah.  He was born July 26, 1963 in Bellows Falls, Vermont as the third child to Lawrence Anthony Church (deceased) and Frances Belczak Church.  Andy grew up in Brattleboro, Vermont with his surviving siblings Robyne, Gail, Joan, Margret and Patrick, until he joined the United States Air Force in 1979.  As an aircraft mechanic and crew chief, “Big Boots” Tony excelled in rank, made life long friends and after retiring as a Master Sergeant, he settled in Syracuse, Utah with his surviving children Jason, Forrest and Emelia.  He went on to serve in the Air Force civil service, applying his active duty knowledge and tinkering with his many home projects.  No matter the name he was known by, he will be remembered as loving, friendly to all, a devoted father and proud of his three children.

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Kathy King Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Tony wasa good man, with a great heart. He took work and play very seriously. He was very good at what he did and had fun doing it. He's cruising in his BMW now...
Rest in Peace Tony.

Flash Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Tony's passing. Way too young! I go back to 1981/82 with Tony at Bitburg AB Germany. We were on the same weapons load crew at one time. I remember wrestling with him in an aircraft shelter, in full chem gear (MOPP 4), trying to plug each other's gas mask breathing holes....while everyone else had the brains to just lie down and rest while waiting for the next jet! Then later on here in Utah we shared many great camping trips, and wrestling matches! Tony had a heart of gold, often waxing philosophical while I threw things at him! I remember he was definitely a stickler for doing things exactly by the book, much to my frustration at times, being in a hurry to get the job done and head for the bar! ;-). With all that, he was even a better father. I'll miss you, brother, and sorry we drifted apart over the years. A truly great friend. God bless his family.

Gary Cole Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

I mistakenly left a memory attached to Jake Mayfield's comments below. Tony would be giving me so much sh*t for not following the guidelines! ;-) Sorry, Tony! RIP my man.

Gary Cole Mar 29 2020 12:00 AM

Tony and I worked together for several years on and off. I was a F16 Crew Chief when Tony was Quality Inspector. We also worked together on the C-130 Program.
He was always upbeat and a superior performer.
We lost a great man too soon and I will miss him.
I loved his big boots. Cancer sucks.
Im very sorry for your loss.

Jacob Mayfield F-16 Crew Chief, C-130 IET Planner

Jake Mayfield Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM