December 11, 1948 - October 28, 2017
Anthony Gerald “Tony” Genovese, age 68, passed peacefully Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Carrollton, TX. Tony was born December 11, 1948 in New Orleans to Anthony Henry Genovese and Gloria (Arsaga) Genovese. He grew up in New Orleans (in the Irish Channel) where he attended St Alphonsus School and Rabouin High School. Tony worked in the record and music industry and later as a driver and dispatcher for United Cab Co. in New Orleans. Tony moved to Chalmette, LA where he lived for many years until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has since lived in the Dallas area.
“ TonyVese”, as he is known on Sing Snap and YouTube, leaves a legacy of recordings for all his fans to enjoy as they are being preserved at http://www.singsnap.com/tony_v at the request of his family. He was also an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and the Dallas Cowboys. While living in Chalmette, LA, Tony founded an organization, TOCA (Tired of Child Abuse), and worked tirelessly for that cause which was close to his heart.
Tony was preceded in death by his 2nd wife, Betty Jean (Henderson) Genovese, his father, Anthony Henry Genovese, and his brother Paul Lawrence Genovese. He is survived by his Mother, Gloria (Arsaga) Genovese, his daughter, Khristian Adele Shaffer, 4 grandchildren, Angus Delvyn Nelson, Alyxandria Adele and Colton Michael McCulley, and Delaney Leeann Burger, his uncle and aunt, Marc and Rose (Estrada) Core, and step grandson, John Richard “Richie” Howard and wife, Stephanie Fasthorse-Reinke Howard, and son, Austin Ryder Howard, and many loving cousins, friends and fans.
Cremation is planned. A date for interment of the ashes in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA, has yet to be determined.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
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