Tony went home to be
with our Lord on May 16 of this year. Those of us who knew him
well, knew him to be a God-fearing man who loved his country,
his family, and his friends. On his MySpace page he listed God
as someone he wanted to meet and he unabashedly prayed over
every meal, no matter how small. His example of faith reminds us
to be strong.
Patriotism ran in his
blood. Even as a child, Tony would salute the flag without being
told to. He loved cars and aspired to be a mechanic in the Army;
a dream that was very near realization when he was called home.
We feel certain that he is now flying high above just as the
eagle that he has admired his entire life.
Though Tony was only
20 years old, he touched the lives of not only family and
friends, but also strangers and soldiers worldwide. His travels
left a trail of friends all over the globe and everywhere he
went he loved to make people laugh. Always the kind, giving,
considerate soul, he found compassion in his heart for the
homeless and underprivileged. He would always urge us to give
when we could.
Though he left us much
too soon, he lived those years on earth fully and purposely.
Tony enjoyed spending
time with those he loved and called Stayton his home. We take
comfort in knowing that Tony is now with his Father in Heaven.
Tony is survived by his mother, sister, step-father, and father.
can be made to “Anthony
Dupuis” Memorial Fund, US Bank. Funeral
Arrangements entrusted to Weddle