Tony Nunes
(1973 - 2011)

Tony Nunes

December 9, 1973

September 18, 2011

Guest Book
My heart goes out to you Sheri & Tim. I just found out. I dont have alot of memories, but the ones I have I will forever cherish. I hate that it took such a tradgedy to try to reconect, but it makes you realize how little time we may have with the ones we love. If you see this, Ron has my number. If and when your ready, I'd love to talk to you both. The same goes for Mindy & Mom Linda. Much Love always
Tamra Cain (step sister)
October 28th, 2011

How can I explain how much you will be missed. The world was a better place with you in it. Sitting at the dining room table and talking politics with you was always enlightening, challenging and welcomed. I always knew you were at the house because I would hear laughter. What a powerful potion of joy, love, and beauty you cooked up. It was contagious.

Few people can make such an impact in such a short time. Thank you for shining so much light. You will be missed tremendously.

Carolyn Desmarais (friend)
October 5th, 2011
Toney You will Never Be forgoten You have touched so many lives we love you forever we cant wait until we see you in the new world rest peace know we all love you love Harmony and Liz Mayhak
Harmony Mayhak (Cuzin)
October 2nd, 2011
I would say that I am surprised to see all the posts on here and to hear and read how special my brother is to so many people. That would be a lie. It does not surprise me at all. Tony touched everyone that he met. There is not really anything that I could say that most people dont know about the way Tony loved people, and life. I appriciate all the comments and hope that they continue. I hope in a week from now, a month and a year I can see his friends come to remember him. Not just at his passing. It really touches my heart to hear everyone talk about my brother. He was the best person. I love him so much. He leaving is causing an emense pain that I can not describe. To say I will miss him does not compare to the lose that I feel. And to say I love him with all my heart does not express the great amount of love and admoration that I have for him. Tony, my big brother, my friend, what I am I going to do with out you. You had such a gift. I know everyone was glad you got to share it. I love you more than words can say. But I can not say good bye. I wait to see you again. Your sister Sheri
Sheri Garza (Sister)
September 28th, 2011
I'm still in shock. So few people really touch you anymore, but he did. He never complained about anything. He was such a positive person; he always greeted me with a "hi, darlin'." We bonded over the fact that we both spent so much time in Texas. He had the excitement of a child. He was so proud of his boat. This world could use a million more people like Tony. I'll remember you forever, my friend.
Jozette Bell (Friend/RTD)
September 23rd, 2011
Tony, Tony, Tony - My memories of you are all positive and bright. Every morning you would greet me at the RTD ticket booth with a playful "Hey Girl! What's up?!" It always put a smile on my face. Your smile was contagious. Your heart was big enough to fill a room. I'm sorry we didn't get to know each other very well, but I need you to know that I am very lucky to have had you in my life. When I think back upon knowing you I will remember our laughs and "Christmas" - You know what I'm talkin' 'bout! :)
Allison Ormsby (RTD Co-worker)
September 23rd, 2011
You were the sunshine on many of my rainy days and I will never forget our after work counseling sessions. You always made the most difficult things seem easy. I will miss your laugh and smile and remember you always! Thank you for lighting up my life!!
Lindsey Jepperson (Friend)
September 23rd, 2011
Though I only knew Tony for a short time, every time we worked together he would always say "Good Morning" and ask how I was doing. He knew how to get all his passengers on the duck excited and energetic. He was a great captain and a great guy and friend to many. He will be missed.
Ashley Yaggi (RTD)
September 22nd, 2011
tony i know we havent seen each other for a while, and i am truley sorry about that. i do miss all the great times we had together. the x-mas tree story was one of the best and i always love telling it. you were and will always be one of my best friends. you were always a dreamer, and i love that you made them come true. thank you for all the memories, i will truely miss you. keep an eye out on all of us from up there. will always love you bud. love cody
cody havens (friend)
September 22nd, 2011
An Indian Prayer:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quite birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, My spirit did not die.

You ALWAYS knew how to make people smile and be happy, I am glad that I had the honor of knowing you, and working with you way back when.
Thank You!!

Peace and Love to those closest to you

Jamey Kerkorian (Friend)
September 22nd, 2011
You always lit up a room and you will be very missed. You were always one of my favorites, and days you worked were always better. Thanks for buying me that drink at Buco's, and thanks for being awesome. <3
Elizabeth Barlow (Friend)
September 22nd, 2011
I am free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following paths God made for me
I took his hand, I heard him call
Then turned, and bid farewell to all

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to sing, to play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found my peace ... at close of play

And if my parting left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened... deep with sorrow
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full I've savoured much
Good friends, good times
A loved one's touch

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now
He set me free.

Author unknown

I've always liked this poem! It's very sad to have to say good bye when no one wants to! But to remember the good times, the funny moments, the memories everyone has made is what's important! I pray for your family Tony, I pray for all that loved you and had the joy of having you in their lives!! You left a great impact on others and that is very special! May God be with your family in this time of need. ~nicole~
Nicole Freidt (Friend)
September 22nd, 2011
Tony, we ran in the same circles and worked in the same industries. We always had a laugh, talking about the work places we both worked in at different times of our lives and friends we both knew and laughed with. I ran into you at places we both liked to frequent. I will miss running into you, friend. My best to you, your family, and your/our friends.
-Capt. Adam
Adam Hauck (Friend)
September 22nd, 2011
.... What can I say? My uncle wasnt just an uncle he was my best friend. He lived life to the fullest and he taught me to be the best i could. He was always proud of me. I love him so much and all of this still feels like a dream. I know that he talked about me frequently, which makes me even more anxious to talk at the ceremony. He has been a huge impact on my life and i could never possible forget him. Thank you to all those who are praying for our family it is greatly appreiciated.
Your Only Neice,
Jena Garza (Only Neice)
September 22nd, 2011
WOW! I can't believe my eyes! Tony was an incredible friend. We had some fun times, I can't mention some of those times but they are burned forever in my memories. Tony you will be greatly missed, and I am glad to have known you.....Prayers have been sent to your family and close friends. Keep checking on us down here we may need you at times.
Andrea Lewis (High school buddy)
September 22nd, 2011
Tony, I wanted to let you know that I whispered a prayer for you today. You crossed my mind so many times, and I asked the angels to watch out and be near you. You will be truly be missed.
Shirley Bizub (Aunt)
September 22nd, 2011
Tony was just plain awesome. No matter what was wrong with your day, when he aimed his 1000 watt smile your way all you could do was smile back, and laugh along with him. When all the other liveaboards were hunkered down and no one wanted to play because it was too rainy, or too cold, Tony was always up for sea stories by the fire, or that random boat project that needed four hands, instead of two. Tony always had a smile, and is always in our hearts. Rest in Peace my friend, we miss you.
Julia Miller (Friend, RTD)
September 22nd, 2011
The man I very briefly knew was warm, inviting, enthusiastic, and above all things genuine. Not afraid of himself and what others thought -- an inspiration to be who you are... someone who truly loved life itself. Thank you Tony, I will miss you.
Matt Kull (Friend.)
September 22nd, 2011
I'm still in shock. So positive, so funny, so...Tony! Working with him was a joy and his booming "Good morning!" with a huge smile always jump started me out of my usual awful morning mood. At the ducks we always "run" with somebody on our shift, and when Tony and I ran together I knew it would be a fun day! A true rock star, a true professional, and truly an all around great guy. You will be missed.
Nicole Hansen (Friend and captain collea)
September 22nd, 2011
There is so much I can say about Tony. I had the honor of working with Tony last season at Ride the Ducks. He made every day so much brighter and fun. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly voice. I also got to know him outside of work. This year I got to go my first major league baseball game with him, Yana, and Justin. It was one of the best nights I have ever had. Tony you will truly be missed, RIP.
Becky Shumway
September 22nd, 2011
Tony there are so many things that can be talked about, I learned so much from you in the short time that I knew you about work and just Life in general you always made me laugh you had a great Passion for life and everything in it. You will be missed so much but never Forgotten Rest well my Friend!!!!
WE Love You Pal!!
Jeremy Temple (Friend/co Captain)
September 22nd, 2011
I just remember hearing his intro music start and I would immediately find whatever excuse I could to see the beat kick, watching as Tony would bounce in his seat and get his crew to start clapping with him. I'm still kind of at a loss of how to react. those were fond memories of a great guy.
Will Rechkoff (Friend (RTD))
September 21st, 2011
Tony and I crossed paths at a very crucial point in my life. His positive outlook on life, judgement free advice and kind words helped me through a rough patch. I am and will be forever thankful that I got to be part of his life. I learned a lot from you Tony, I will miss you so much. Until we meet again...
Michelle Rodelo
September 21st, 2011
I don't know what to say other than Tony was a kind and uplifting spirit when I needed it in High School, and a person who clearly has touched a lot of lives in the same way since. He no doubt will be missed by those close and far... Thank you for your kindness Tony... Rest well...
Jessica Percifield (High School Friend)
September 21st, 2011
Tony always did what I being older couldn't, bring the energy to his tour as a child with charm and movement that defined his passion for life! I am so thankful for him being a part of this family at the ducks as he represented his part so well! I can't imagine doing tours ever the same as I pass by where his boat is moored and I will feel he is watching over us all with his big smile and zest for life! A loss for all of this world and all those guests he made happy...
Bob Thelen
September 21st, 2011
I only had the pleasure of meeting you once, but I loved your humor, your passion for life, your adoration and appreciation of my dear friend, and a warm and friendly smile that reached all the way to your eyes. You will be missed, but your memory will never fade.
September 21st, 2011
Every morning I would arrive at work to start my day. If Tony was there I would hear a pleasant "good morning" coming from within his Duck. Such a small act on his part would brighten my day. To the man behind the smile I bid you a fond farewell.
Greg Silcox (Friend/Co Captain )
September 21st, 2011
Tony, you are such a great guy, always happy and very positive. You would make your entire tour wave and shout thank you to us in the parking lot for our hard work and that was always unique. We all loved your intro and how energetic you ALWAYS left the parking lot, never slowing down and acting like it was your first tour each and every time. Your presence will be missed, but your impact on all of our lives will never be forgotten. Love you pal,

Find the beat!
Scott Hillberg (RTD)
September 21st, 2011

Capt. Tristen Shout, all you ever wanted to do was dinner at the Space Needle with Capt Bob La Blah, Capt. Tuck N Roll and Capt Noah Lott to celebrate we had made The RTD Fleet......Now I see it as a reminder of you every time I look above, before every tour I do.....very cool dude...
Capt Noah Lott (MC) (RTD Capt.)
September 21st, 2011
Tony, I will miss the way you always made me smile. I enjoyed working with you, no matter how upset I'd be you would grab me and hug me.. And brighten my day.. I will miss you so much... I love you...
Jennifer Craig (Friend)
September 21st, 2011
I am quite saddened by the passing of Tony. He always knew how to cheer you up if you were having a bad day, or just make your day that much better.

We will miss you Tony
Forrest Cyr (Friend)
September 21st, 2011
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"I was Tonys step sister years ago. My mom married to his father. I was very young, I dont have alot of memories, mostly Christmases, but they are all fond. My heart goes out to Tim & Sheri his siblings. Your dad has my number i would love to talk."
Tamra Cain
October 28th, 2011
"There could not have been a better brother. I love you more than anything. I am so proud of everything you have done. I will miss you so increadibly much. Watch over me and Jena and we will wait to see you soon. I love you."
Sheri Garza (sister)
September 27th, 2011
"I cannot stop thinking about all the good times we had and my memories of you will be with me forever. You were a great friend and I wish that not so much time had passed since I last saw you! You will be forever missed!"
Erin Trump
September 26th, 2011
"Have great highschool memories you were always positive and had a great spirit. You will be deeply missed Tony....may u rest in peace <3"
serena Delgadillo
September 22nd, 2011
"I will miss you so much. I wish we could have spent more time together and talked more often. Cody and I will never forget you and all of the great times we had together. Until we meet again my friend. You will be missed but never forgotten."
Tricia Havens
September 22nd, 2011
"To one of the nicest, hardest working, and passionate guy I have every known. Rest in Peace Tony"
Ryan Johnson
September 22nd, 2011
"I will never forget you. I will hold you close to my heart.. and never forget your smile.. R.I.P my good friend.. I Love You"
jennifer craig
September 22nd, 2011
"I was glad to hear you got your boat running and out on the water. I wish you well on your journey."
steve wickleder
September 22nd, 2011
"Have great memories of our younger years. You will be missed...Rest in Peace Tony"
Carolina Moreno
September 22nd, 2011
"Wish you had more time with all who knew you and those who didn't. Rest in peace Tony. Hope the sky ride is treating you well."
Will Rechkoff
September 22nd, 2011


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