Tony Aguilar was born Aug. 23, 1935 on Buena Vista Street in Globe, Arizona to Tomasa B. Ochoa and Antonio Aguilar of Globe.
Tony leaves his wife Rosa Aguilar and two sons Anthony, Jr. and Mario Aguilar both of Globe. In his passing, he also leaves behind three sisters; Esther Jackson, of Tucson, Helen Galaviz, of Phoenix and Otilia Toscano, of Phoenix, his two brothers; Quintin Ochoa and Tommy Ochoa, both of Globe, one granddaughter Rosemary Aguilar (Mike Padilla), of Chandler, and one Great Grandson Noah Anthony Padilla.
He is preceded in death by his sisters; Annie Avalos and Lucille O’Silva.
Tony graduated from Globe High School in 1954 then went on to enlist in the U.S. Army on Oct. 28, 1954. He was stationed in Germany in the 2nd Armored Infantry Division Hell on Wheels until April 30, 1957. After serving his country, he went to college at NAU for two years. He moved back to Globe, where he dated and married the love of his life Rosa Olivarez. They married Jan. 20, 1962 for 56 beautiful years. After marrying Rosa, he started working at the U.S. Postal Service where he retired in 1993 after 31 years of service. Tony loved working and decided to go back to work. He was employed with Globe Unified School District for 11 more years in maintenance services. In 2006 due to health problems he left the workforce.
Tony’s hobbies consisted of going to cut wood, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He loved sports and was a fan of all Arizona teams. He liked his cowboy movies and documentary shows.
He loved his family and friends very much, always joking and laughing. His deep and distinctive laugh and voice could be recognized from far away, you knew it was Tony. His laugh was so contagious it will be missed so much. He also had the most patience of anyone we’ve ever known. Nothing got him overly angry or excited. That was just him. Even through his illness and up until the end he still made little jokes to make us laugh.
Us as a family we’re truly blessed to have such a wonderful, kind hearted loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
We love you Dad, Honey, Tata. We thank you for the great memories and love you gave us. We will meet again someday. Until then, we will live the lives you wanted us to live. And we will take care of mom — nana.
Rest in peace Pops, We love you.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 201 S. Broad St., Globe, with Rosary at 10 a.m. Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m.