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Karlinski, Anthony Leon-Thomas

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November 16, 1977 - January 30, 2018

Karlinski, Anthony Leon-Thomas

Anthony Leon-Thomas Karlinski passed away peacefully on January 30, 2018, while surrounded by family following complications related to a recently-diagnosed cancer.

Anthony was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to Texas during high school. He attended the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in civil engineering and met his future wife, Jessica Frank. Early in his career, Anthony earned his Professional Engineer license and completed an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. Anthony and Jessica married in 2000, settled in Plano and had two children, daughter Abby and son Jake.

Anthony was a man of few words until you got him going on one of his favorite topics – engineering projects and sports, specifically his favorite teams the Philadelphia Eagles, Texas Longhorns, and most especially any team on which his children played. A dedicated husband and father, Anthony cared deeply about his family and treasured time with his children. He will be remembered fondly and greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched.

Anthony is survived by his wife Jessica, daughter Abby, son Jake, parents, Leon and Gail, siblings Howard, Emily (Ryan), Margie (Jared), grandmother Theresa Karlinski, aunts Sharon Domiano and Maryanne Mooney, and five nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Anthony’s life will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Belt Line Road, Richardson, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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Christopher Elliott

February 06, 2018 4:54PM

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with Anthony's family through this difficult time. Anthony was a brother to me in college. I pray he rest in peace. God bless, Chris Elliott

Pat Roberson

February 06, 2018 3:32PM

There are no words to ease the pain, but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless & hold you close,
Pat, Charles, Ginger & Jody

Scott Huffman

February 03, 2018 9:44AM

Anthony was a great guy and a great engineer. I enjoyed working with him when he was at AECOM. My sincere condolences to his family.

David B. Spires, PE

February 03, 2018 8:37AM

I was privileged to know and work with Anthony; he was a master at his chosen profession. He will be greatly missed.

Bill & Beth Ferron

February 03, 2018 8:10AM

We wish youJessica And your entire family peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You know your St B. family will be here for you all. Blessings to all, Beth & Bill