With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Anthony “Tony” John Stock Jr., 74, of Merrittstown. Tony passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2022. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle.

He was born on February 22, 1948 in Isabelle. He graduated from Redstone High School in 1966.

Tony joined the United States Navy on April 20, 1967 and was assigned to the USS Jack, a nuclear submarine, where he served as a sonar technician. He was honorably discharged on February 28, 1973. He received a National Defense Service Medal and was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation.

His friendships ran deep and he was always quick with a smile and a joke. He had the warmest heart and was ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

Tony was predeceased by his parents, Anthony J. Stock Sr. and Emma Rager Stock; and his sister, Shirley Ann Stock.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Donna Caglia Stock; his children, Tara Romagnino, (Lawrence) of Wellington, Florida and Anthony J. Stock, III, (Aimee) of Perryopolis.

He was a proud grandfather to Harper, Corbin, Lawson and Alec. He is also survived by his sisters, Donna Kwortek of Stuart, Florida and Norma Petro of Hobe Sound, Florida; as well as nieces, nephews, great-grandnephews and a great-great-grandnephew.

Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at noon on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at historic St. Peter’s Church, Brownsville, with Reverend Father Efren Ambre officiating. Interment at Lafayette Memorial Park where full military rites will be granted by American Legion Posts #940, #838 and #275.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the historic St. Peter’s Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.


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