Anthony “Tony” Dean Pezzetti

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Anthony “Tony” Dean Pezzetti, 44, left our world for a much greater journey on July 15, 2016, in the early morning hours at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Family and friends surrounded him.

Tony was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor that progressed rapidly and ultimately took his life much too soon.

Tony was born June 10, 1972 in Des Moines, IA the son of Ronald and Kitty (Rothfus) Pezzetti. He married Lara Scortichini July 3, 2010 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Kitty, West Des Moines, his father, Ron, Fontanelle, IA; grandmother, Wilma Rothfus, Indianola, IA; step daughters, Adriana, Alexia, Sofia, Kiara Jadlow, Lawrence; son, Jacob Reafleng, Iowa; sister, Tonia (Justin) Ryan, Solon, IA; three nieces, Taylor, Josie, Tia; and one nephew, Jackson. His grandparents, Fred and Elsie Pezzetti and Harold Rothfus, preceded him in death.

Tony loved to watch football, especially his favorite team, the Pittsburg Steelers. He was an avid Kansas Jayhawks fan. Tony enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, coaching softball, and playing soccer. He was an accomplished carpenter and dedicated to helping others.

Funeral services for Tony will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in Des Moines, IA.

The family will greet friends at 12:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

In lieu flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Anthony Pezzetti Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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6 Condolences

  1. Jodie on July 19, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Dear Pezzetti Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much especially when they are as young as Tony. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sadness and has promised that soon “death will be no more.(Revelation 21:4) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our dear loved ones to life again.(John 6:40) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with those we love forever. Until then, I hope all the beautiful memories of Tony and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

  2. Kaiden on July 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Kewl you should come up with that. Exctellne!

  3. Sharman Niss McCann on July 21, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Kitty and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. My heart aches for you and for what you and your family are going through. There are never the right words or enough words to tell you how much I am hurting for you. I pray for God’s love, strength and peace to get you through the days, weeks and months ahead. I am sending my tears and hugs your way. Your friend, Sharman Niss McCann

  4. Terri Goetsch on July 21, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Kitty and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember talking about Tony in our many discussion when you worked at the Bank. I am sure you will deeply miss him.

  5. Dan Dennis on July 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm


    I’m very sorry about the passing of your son and send my sincere condolences.

  6. Tracey Whitmill on July 22, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    What can I say, to ease the pain
    when there are no words…

    He was our special friend
    and he was one with you,
    so we truly love you too.

    These moments, so surreal
    time can not even heal.

    We must trust God anyway
    to see Tony again someday.

    May Christ hold us in the meantime
    May He mend our hearts, one day at a time.

    May Grace–somehow–prevail over all
    May our memories bless us through it all.

    Praying for you Lara and your precious daughters. xoxo

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