Anthony Lee Alotto, Tony to his friends and family, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 after a hard-fought, extended battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan.
Tony was born October 3, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan to Francis Paul and Mildred Pauline (Theron) Alotto. The family moved to Phar, Texas when Tony was a young child and he was, and always will be, a tried and true Texan. Tony married Daluh Ann Wyrick on November 18, 1977 in Athens, Texas and he and his lovely bride, as he always called her, spent the next forty years building and enjoying their lives together.
Tony graduated from Texas A&M in 1983 and earned his MBA from Webster University in 1993. After a dedicated career in the telecommunications industry, Tony retired from Sprint in 2003 and, always a proud Aggie, came back to Texas A&M and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) where he served the people of Texas with honor and distinction until 2016. Tony earned the highest system-wide honor when he was awarded the Texas A&M System Regents Fellow Service Award for his extraordinary service, not the least of which was his development and leadership of the Texas Public Works Response Team (PWRT).
Tony will be remembered for his joyful love of his wife and family, his selfless service to others, his witty and contagious sense of humor, and his genuine love of music, especially playing the guitar. A true Renaissance man, Tony was also a certified single engine pilot and SCUBA diver, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, jogging, running races with his daughters, and traveling with his beloved Ann in the motor home.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents and his step-son Scott Anding.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Alotto of College Station; daughters Kristi Ramsey and husband Chad of Washington, Texas and Brandi Bermann and husband Mike of Rensselaer, New York; grandchildren Whitney Ramsey Cormier and husband Donavon of Lafayette, Louisiana, Wyatt Ramsey of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Josephine and Spencer Bermann of Rensselaer, New York. He is also survived by siblings Paul Alotto and Babette Alotto of Austin and Terry Alotto of Terrell, Texas, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
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