Anthony "Tony" Clyde Palumbo

April 26, 1956 - March 1, 2018

Obituary Notice

Anthony “Tony” Clyde Palumbo, passed away on March 1, 2018 in Traverse City at 61 years of age. Tony was born in Tawas City to Joseph and Janette Palumbo on April 26, 1956. He graduated from Tawas Area High School, class of 1974 and furthered his education while attending the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City. Tony worked for several years as an auto body repairman, and later he had the opportunity to work at several casinos along the Mississippi River. His true dream came true as he eventually became employed as a Maritime Sailor on the freighters sailing the Great Lakes! Tony will be forever remembered for his enjoyment of spending time with friends. He also would look forward to fishing trips with his peers. Tony is survived by his son, Christopher Palumbo of Las Vegas, Nevada; 4 siblings, Nancy (Dan) Soults of Mio, Michael Palumbo (Cathy Miller) of Tawas City, Bridget Palumbo of Tawas City, and Nick Palumbo of Midland; many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Tony is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Janette Palumbo, a brother, Christopher Palumbo, and a sister in law, JoeDee Palumbo. Cremation has taken place and his family will have a celebration of his life through a memorial service in the spring with a final date, time, and location to be announced shortly. An online guest registry is available at


All our condolence to Tony's family
From the class 1974. God bless
— The class of 1974
Sorry for your loss
— The class of 1974
So saddened by this news. Keeping all of you in prayer.
— Rose Shoemaker

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