Anthony (Tony) Heath passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the age of 74.
He was born November 24, 1944 in St. Ann's, England. He was raised in Hamilton, graduating from Hamilton-Wenham High School in 1964.
A beloved husband, loving brother, amazing father and wonderful son, Tony was known for his wit, humor, friendly nature and big heart.
He was attached to the Submarine Division of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a devoted Legionnaire, serving the American Legion Hamilton Post 194 for 50 years and held many prestigious positions, earning the nickname Mr. Legion. Tony was a member of the Danvers Lions Club, always helping and working to improve his community. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years in the Town of Hamilton. Tony's friendly personality showed every year at the Topsfield Fair as a security supervisor, greeting every person and making sure everyone was going to have a wonderful time. He worked for many years at Hotwatt Inc. in Danvers, making sure his co-workers were always smiling and laughing. Tony was highly active in youth sports, whether it was on a board or on the sidelines coaching. He loved golfing, baseball, football, camping, lighthouses and watching his children play sports.
Tony is survived by his wife Michele of Middleton, brother Ken of Hampton, NH, his children Michael and his girlfriend Laurie of Salisbury, Nicole, Andrew, Josh and his fiancÚ Courtney, all of Middleton, and his grandson Keegan of Salisbury. He was predeceased by his parents Florence and Wilder Heath, and Bernie and Virginia Toshach.
|Steve Brown and family pass along our collective prayers and sincere condolences upon learning of the passing of Tony. I had the personal pleasure of working with Tony in his earlier capacity as a member of the Hamilton Fire Department and was afforded both his knowledge and friendship during these years as a thirty-year member of the Wenham Fire Department. In those days, we would collaborate in a spirit of esprit de corps, assisting one another in our co-department Memorial Day Marches - Tony was always the first to offer his services and who could forget the call of his cadence when leading the Legion color guard. Additionally, we would gather as a unit annually in our Hamilton-Wenham Firemen's Dinner - always a memorable occasion thanks in great part to Tony's stories, gregarious manner and bright-eyed smile. Upon our three-year family move to Danvers, I will always cherish the smile and friendly wave Tony would offer as I passed his Hotwatt office window. I will miss you, my friend, but I will always cherish the memories of our time together in discussions of how to improve our municipal services and better our skills as call firemen - you are now blessed in the arms of the Lord - rest in peace.
Cumberland Foreside, Maine