Anthony "Tony" M. Gaddes
Birth date: November 22, 1979
Death date: August 15, 2012
GADDES, ANTHONY “TONY” MAX of Waterford, stepped into the light surrounded by love and friendship on August 15, 2012, at the age of 32. He was the beloved eldest son of Bill and Carole Gaddes, and the cherished brother of the late Michael Gaddes (Kristen). Tony leaves behind a loving extended family and an enormous circle of friends. The family is especially grateful to his girlfriend, Brandy Shillinger, who gave him such love and support during the last year of his life. Tony and his brother Michael were diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at an early age, but they never let the disease define them. Low-key and uncomplaining, Tony had a dry, understated wit and a wicked sense of humor. He laughed often and savored life. He enjoyed working on his truck, participating in the Woodward Dream Cruise with his dad, brother, and friends, and exhibiting his natural athleticism on the softball field. Number 11 – you will be missed. Tony was a living example of the phrase “still waters run deep.” He played the hand he had been dealt with a quiet dignity. He was utterly selfless and kind. Even when struggling with difficult CF and transplant symptoms, Tony would never miss an opportunity to lift up friends, neighbors, and complete strangers alike during hard times. Tony touched the lives of many and left a permanent imprint on our hearts. After his brother’s passing in 2009, Tony worked tirelessly in his memory to promote The Gaddes Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to CF research and organ donation. Tony was the grateful recipient of organ donation and requested that his organs be donated after his passing. For more information or to make a monetary donation, please go to www.gaddesfoundation.org. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Officiating Pastor Devine Meyers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. Interment Crescent Hills Cemetery.
The Gaddes Foundation - www.gaddesfoundation.org
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327 (map/driving directions)
11:00 am on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327 (map/driving directions)
Crescent Hills Cemetery, Crescent Lake and Tubbs Roads, Waterford, MI (map/driving directions)