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Anthony "Tony" Joseph Fuski

February 14, 1950 — March 31, 2024

Coatesville, PA

Anthony "Tony" Joseph Fuski

Anthony “Tony” Joseph Fuski (age 74) of Coatesville, PA passed away peacefully on the morning of March 31st, 2024, at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA.

Tony was born on February 14, 1950, to Vincent Fuski and Norma Shuck in Chester County, PA. Vincent Fuski would later re-marry Nancy Cheserone who would help raise Tony and his sister Mary McCreary (Rob) in Wilmington Delaware.

Tony’s first love from his childhood was any Chevrolet or Harley Davidson with a loud engine. He spent his high school years at Brown Tech studying to be a mechanic. Tony’s intention was to enroll in Texas A&M’s mechanic program. Tony’s education would change course in 1969 when he was drafted by the United States Army to serve in Vietnam.  

Tony served in the Army from 1969-1971 as a field mechanic and helicopter door gunner (at times).  He was extremely proud of his service to our country and proudly flew the Red, White and Blue, as well as a POW flag, in front of his home. Tony was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America #436.

In the winter of 1979 Tony would meet the love of his life, Wendy Elaine Verngren. Together they would raise two sons; Dominick Charles (Ashley) of Marshallton, PA and Michael Joseph (Brittany) of Troutdale OR and too many cats and dogs to count, with Maggie being his velcro dog.

For Tony, family was everything and being a father meant the world to him. He was so very proud of his boys.  And when he became a Poppy to Colton Anthony (Dominick & Ashley), also of Marshallton, he was over the moon!

Tony and Wendy would reside in Downingtown, Coatesville and later settle down for good in Sadsburyville, PA. Over the years Tony would enjoy the things he loved as a child; NASCAR (with his favorite drivers being Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.), drag-racing, fixing trucks, AHDRA and was the proud owner of several different Harleys over the years and loved riding and working on them. Tony also became a real animal lover and helped when he and Wendy fostered pregnant dogs and cats. 

Tony wanted nothing more than to be a husband, father and a Poppy. He wanted to make everyone laugh. He wanted to be the best dog dad and he wanted to be a friend. He was there to hear your stories of vehicular breakdowns and was the first to pop the hood and say “I have a tool for that.” He also loved building models and would spend hours doing so and then displaying the finished project.

Tony would suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from his time in Vietnam. The condition would reshape his personality and knock him down but never broke him. Tony’s dogs, his family and Wendy’s strength would provide Tony with the means to live with PTSD and maintain a successful marriage. 

Along with his immediate family, Tony is survived by his father-in-law Harry Verngren and his sister-in-law Amy Verngren, both of Marshallton, PA as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from PA, DE, and FL. 

Tony was preceded in death by his father Vincent Fuski and stepmother Nancy of Wilmington, DE and his mother Norma Shuck of Plant City, FL, his mother-in-law Patricia Verngren of Marshallton, PA, and his brother-in-law Steven Verngren of Downingtown, PA.

Something that will be missed by anyone who knew Tony is his unique sense of humor.  Not everyone could pull off doing his imitation of John Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever dance while driving.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tony’s memory to K9’s For Warriors at https://donate.k9sforwarriors.org.  The organization provides service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD; or any veteran-related organization of your choosing. 

A graveside service will be held at Bradford Cemetery in Marshallton, PA at 11:30 AM, Wednesday 6/12/24.  Casual dress as Tony was a very casual guy.

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