Anthony Lee Holmes “Tony”

Anthony Holmes - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

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 (, or the National MS Society at Donate | National Multiple Sclerosis Society (

11 Condolences

  1. Steve Murphy on January 12, 2022 at 12:49 pm

    He was a humble man, filled with Greatness.
    In high school, … Tony played half-back for the Gates Chili Spartans.
    He used to run a play called, “The Reverse.”

    Well, … He just scored again. : )

    Love, … Gates Chili- Class of ’79.

  2. Tom and Carol on January 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Tony had many physical challenges during his life but never once did I hear him complain. He carried his challenges with the grace and strength of his deeply rooted faith. We will miss him but also rejoice that he now rests in the arms of God. Rest In peace Tony and thank you for showing us how to handle challenges with dignity. We love you.

  3. Alan and Eileen on January 13, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Sending our prayers to his beautiful family

  4. Samuel Utter on January 13, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    I was Tony’s track coach while he was in High School. He was a hard worker and a great team mate to the other athletes on his team. But his greatest asset was his ability to face obstacles in his life with a determination to over come those obstacles. Every time I would visit him he provided inspiration for me to always look at the positive side of life. His smile and intelligence was something I always enjoyed. Samuel D. Utter

  5. Rob Taylor on January 14, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Tony was a great guy. Grew up right down the road from me. Enjoyed a lot of time with him at Thomas Edison. Sending Prayers to his family

  6. Albert Sutera on January 14, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Sorry for the sad news, I went to school with Tony and also was on the track team Tony was also a second faster then I was and we always joked about that in school, He was a Great guy he will be missed by many. May you Rest at the Peace within the Good of the Lord in JESUS Name Amen 🙏

  7. LIndy (Cervini) Pacelli on January 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Tony was a gentleman even in High School! He was always kind and considerate! Please be assured of my prayers!

  8. Richard Ferris on January 14, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    RIP Tony. Very kind person🙏.

  9. Dr. Sharon & Vance H. Edwards on January 14, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    To the Holmes family,.. What a beautiful person Tony was. We remember attending his birthday party and the wonderful time we had. His beautiful demeanor was such a blessing and an encouragement. We are thanking God for your loved one’s life, and praying you’ll take comfort in knowing we are lifting you up in prayer.

  10. Thomas Smith on January 14, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Tony was always a jokester and had a positive outlook on life.He will be missed by all that knew him.

  11. Sue Pearson (Hall) on January 16, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for his family.

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