Genovese, Anthony Gerald "Tony"

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  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

5 replies on “Genovese, Anthony Gerald "Tony"”

Paula Sarver says:

Miss our talks and jam sessions in Channel Jukebox , many many songs remind me of you. Thanks for your friendship and sharing your knowledge of music with me. See you on the other side.

Lori Cecil says:

You will forever be in my heart, not a day goes by that I don’t think about you, I really miss our talks, singsnap will never be the same for me. Nor will Facebook!!
I’m so thankful to have met you 5yrs. Ago. You made me feel like family and I’ll miss your comments and just everything about you Tony, I’m boggled still today and just don’t want to accept the fact you’ve gone home to be with our Lord, I love you very much.

Marsha Cleveland says:

Larry and I were friends of Tony’s on SingSnap. We thought the world of him. We will miss him and his wonderful blues he enjoyed singing so much. RIP Tony and know you will be in our hearts forever. Our deepest condolences to the family. God Bless You All!
Larry and Marsha

Cyril P Tallon says:

The last 60 plus years we have been friends seems to have just flown by. The great memories when we were kids will always be with me. I love you like a brother. Really going to miss you. One day we will meet again I don’t know how and I don’t know when. But one day we will meet again. RIP. So long. CPT

Tomas De La Torre says:

Tony, wherever it is that you are now, I have a special place for you in my heart. I had the chance to be there with you when life got hard for you, and the sky turned dark. You fought like a true warrior and that’s something I learned from you; never give up, always be persistent and things will eventually settle.

I love you Tony, more than my client, you were a great friend, amazing listener and overall an amazing human being. I have no doubt that we crossed paths for a reason.

We both thought eachother a lot of things. I know you are now at peace and pain free. I will always have you in my heart and thank you for allowing me to be part of your life my dear friend. RIP Tony!

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