Tony J. Vacca
Nov 24, 1926 – Mar 24, 2005
Anthony “Tony” J. Vacca
Anthony ''Tony'' Vacca, 78, died in the company of his family on Thursday evening after suffering a large stroke on Monday. Tony was born and raised in Burien and was the jovial co-owner of Sunnydale Market and later the ''whistling Produce Manager'' at Albertson's Five Corners. Upon retiring from Albertson's, Tony helped out at the Pike Place market with his great-nephew, Frank Genzale. He loved the activity of the Market and ''the kids'' he worked with....and everyone loved Tony. He enjoyed everyone; especially his family.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty, and children and spouses, Janis Tim Kelly, Karen Steven Rea, Diane Andy Ryan, and son, John. He has 7 grandchildren; David, Kara Lance, Sean, Ryan, Karly, Adam, and Hayley. He is also survived by his sister, Angelina ''Babe'' Frank Yellam, and a large and loving extended family.
Viewing to be held 4-8 PM Tuesday, March 29, at BONNEY-WATSON, Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188, 206 242-1787. Funeral mass to be held 11AM Wednesday, March 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 15216 21st. Ave. SW, Burien, Viewing at church will begin at 10:00AM. Donations may be made to Burien Fire Dept., 15100 - 8th Avenue SW, Burien, 98166 Please sign the online memorial at www.bonneywatson.com
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