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Anthony John Suozzo
January 21, 2024
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Anthony John Suozzo, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024, in Ocean Township, NJ, surrounded by his beloved family. Born on August 24, 1940, in Red Bank, New Jersey, Anthony was a man of unwavering faith in God, abiding love for his family and unyielding devotion to his country and community.
Anthony is survived by his beloved wife, DeAnne Suozzo, his eldest son John and wife Charlotte, and his son Chris, wife Kelli, and their children, John Michael, and Lilly. Anthony is also remembered by his sister Maria Forgione and numerous close and loving extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Suozzo, and mother, Antoinette (Galatro).
Anthony graduated from Long Branch High School in 1958 and pursued both undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of San Diego. In 1966, he married the love of his life.
Anthony served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, displaying bravery in Vietnam as part of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines. Post-military service, he dedicated his life to teaching at Neptune High School. His commitment to education extended to coaching football as well as track and baseball at Mater Dei, Neptune, Long Branch, Red Bank, and Ocean High Schools where over his 36 year span, he left an indelible mark on countless individuals and inspired his students and athletes to approach life with discipline, passion, and determination.
A devout worshiper, Anthony regularly attended Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Long Branch.
Friends and family are invited to attend memorial services honoring Anthony on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Damiano Funeral Home, located at 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey and a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 9:30 at Saint Michaels Roman Catholic Church located at 800 Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island NY 10306.Web: https://tunnel2towers.org/ The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.