Anthony "Tony" Vasquez

June 6th, 1937 to February 16th, 2024

Anthony “Tony” Vasquez, 86, of Fort Gratiot, entered into eternal life on Friday, February 16, 2024.

He was born June 6, 1937 in Pompus Piller, Montana to the late Guadalupe and Carmen Vasquez. He married the love of his life, Esther Garcia on October 8, 1960 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death on January 18, 2022 after 61 years of marriage.

Tony proudly served in the U.S. Army for four years with E Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles. While serving with this unit he earned the coveted Soldier of the Quarter Trophy.

After his honorable discharge from the Army, Tony was employed with Grand Trunk Western Railroad for many years before his retirement. He had a passion for working out and Tae Kwon Do, becoming an 8th degree Grand Master and also teaching his children and many others in the community the art. He enjoyed long distance running, hunting and going for walks. He adored his grandchildren, and always invited them over to his house. Most of all, he loved the Lord. He was a faithful member of Cornerstone Church.

Tony was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his son, Michael (Erin) Vasquez; daughter, Joleen Tramski; grandchildren, Tom (Brooke) and Krissy Tramski and Phil and Jessie Vasquez; great granddaughter, Addison Tramski; and sisters, Maria Perez and Margaret Torres.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, David Tramski; sisters, Jessie Grant, Erline Gutierrez, Josephine and Frances; and brothers, Frank Vasquez and Guadalupe Vasquez Jr.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2024 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024 in Cornerstone Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Peter Foxwell will officiate.

Burial will be in Allied Veterans Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Church. To send condolences, visit

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