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Anton "Tony" Emil Zahradnik

Born: Wed., Apr. 8, 1931
Died: Sun., Apr. 26, 2015


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Tue., May 05, 2015
Location: Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery


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Anton "Tony" Emil Zahradnik, 84, of Sierra Vista, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Tony was born on April 8, 1931 in Czechoslovakia, to Anton Milan Zahradnik and Angela Zahradnikova, he was raised and educated in Slovakia. He was sent to a camp in Italy, when old enough he ran away and there joined the US Army. He proudly served for over 25 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He retired at the rank of Sgt First Class.  Tony then worked at Ft. Huachuca Intelligence Center training new recruits. In 2001 he married Betty Scheibe in Las Vegas, NV. Tony loved to play tennis and his many awards attest to his excellence. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista for over 40 years.

Tony is survived by his loving wife, Betty as well step-children. He is preceded in death by not only his parents, but also by a brother and sister.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday morning, May 5, 2015 at 10 AM at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the Ft. Huachuca Honor Guard.




When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong.
We seem to hear you whisper,
“Cheer up and Carry on”.

Every time we see your picture,
You smile and seem to say,
“Don’t cry, I am only sleeping
We’ll meet again someday.”

You gave no one a last farewell,
Nor even said good-bye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.

A million times we’ve missed you
A million times we’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else can ever fill.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

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Adolf Minaschek
   Posted Tue May 05, 2015
Good by Tony. Vielleicht treffen wir uns im Jenseits noch einmal.

Adolf Minaschek