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.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com.