Thomas Anthony Florez, II

Sep 16, 1989 – Aug 1, 2019

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Thomas Anthony Florez II,

Age 29, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 1st, 2019, in his home surrounded by family. Thomas, aka Tone, was born in Seattle, WA on September 16th, 1989 to parents Patricia (Florez) Battles and Hector Medina Sr.  Although he spent the last decade living in the Federal Way area, Thomas spent his childhood living in Eastern Washington.

Thomas graduated in 2008 from A.C. Davis High School in Yakima, WA.  This is where he met the love of his life - Esmeralda (Cruz) Florez.  The two tied the knot and were married January 21st, 2017.

Thomas had such an amazing personality and so many different interests.  He was known for his quick wit and ability to make us laugh but he will always be remembered for his infectious smile and laugh.  Thomas was a prankster and a jokester, yet he was the most caring and kind-hearted individual.  He was also a dedicated employee at Valley Medical Center in the Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Departments for 10 years.  

He had a passion for the outdoors and was always up for adventure.  Thomas loved to hike, camp or drive anywhere he could enjoy the beautiful scenery, however, he did enjoy spending time at home, doing the MANY things he was skilled at.  He was a great cook, skilled gamer, an artist, and so much more.  He was an avid Seahawks fan and a strong movie fanatic.  Music was also a huge part of Thomas’ life.  He loved each and every genre from every generation. 

Ultimately, no matter what it was, he found the most joy when he did the things he loved, with the people he loved.  Thomas was one of a kind and he will never be forgotten.

Thomas is survived by his Mother Patricia Battles, his Father Hector Medina Sr, his Wife Esmeralda, his Dog Olive, His Brothers Hector and Joel, His Sister Irene and his Niece Zaina.

A graveside service for Thomas will be held on August 28th at 11AM at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, WA.  A reception will be held after the service at the Comfort Inn in Federal Way, WA.


Sheila Many Ribs
Minot , ND
Aug 28, 2019

Jeanice Florez Nason
Auburn, WA
Aug 22, 2019

I remember when you were born such s beautiful baby, so loveable, always smiling, even when trials came, you continued smiling. love you mijo, I will see you when Jehovah calls your name. Until then, I will work hard, so I will be there to greet you. Until i see you in paradise!! Love aunt Jeanice

Martylynn Swillis
Minneapolis , MN
Aug 15, 2019

Rest peacefully in paradise primo. My memory of him is in the 6th grade he was a baby his mom would pick me up from school. I use to say Anthony was my baby brother. Adorable he was with a smile to brighten anyone’s day. He was so loving as a child and grew up to be the very same as a man. I was proud of him here on earth but even more so knowing he was fighting a battle many of us couldn’t fathom. He may be gone but will never be forgotten. I assure you his grandfather Tommy was waiting w open arms. I offer my condolences to my prima Trisha I love you. To Hector, Joel and Irene I will be praying for you all. And most importantly his wife Esmeralda the love of his life may God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.

Millie Flores Cerda
Toppenish , Wa
Aug 15, 2019

Calvin Oliver Smith
Yakima, Wa
Aug 14, 2019

I love you my beautiful brother,,, untill we meet again... Rest well..

Melanie Maltese
Federal Way, WA
Aug 14, 2019

Kindest person I've ever known. Pleasure to have known him and worked with him. Condolensces to his family.

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