ROCHESTER, NY- January 10, 2022 at the age of 60, with his family by his side. Anthony is predeceased by his father; Willie J. & mother; Edna Holmes (Wyatt), and brothers; Stanley & Randy Holmes. He is survived by his daughter; Andrea (Erick) Santiago, son; David (Breona) Holmes, 5 granddaughters; Mia, Arielle, Brielle, Angelise, & Alexia, close friend; Lorraine Holmes, sister; Carolyn Holmes, niece, nephews and a host of family & friends.
Tony graduated from Gates-Chili High School in 1979, where he ran track and played football. He loved sports, and was a movie and film buff. He was kind, compassionate and always putting others first, especially his children. Shortly before falling ill, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Empire State College. Although his illness greatly affected his quality of life for many years, he continued strong in his faith. His resiliency and bright spirit was admired by many. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the staff at Monroe Community Hospital, where Tony spent the last 10 years of his life, for their kind and compassionate care. He developed many friendships during his time and we are grateful for the respect and love they showed him and our family over the years.
Services will be held Thursday January 13th, 4pm-7pm at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. Burial will be Friday January 14th, 11am at the Riverside Cemetery. In memory of Tony, donations can be made to Monroe Community Hospital at Ways to Give | MCH (monroehosp.org), or the National MS Society at Donate | National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org).