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Anthony Darrel Longinotti

December 11, 1932 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 88)

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Anthony (Tony) Darrel Longinotti, Jr.  

 Born: Dec. 11, 1932 Los Angeles, Calif.   Died: Dec. 15, 2020   Post Falls, Idaho

It is with great sadness that Tony’s family announces his passing on Dec. 15, 2020 in Post Falls, Idaho.  He was the son of the late Anthony D. and Anne Longinotti of Los Angeles.  Pre-deceasing Tony were his beloved wife Gay Frances, his third son Tom Longinotti and his grandson Jordan Longinotti.

Tony was born and worked in the Los Angeles area most of his life. After 15 years in the restaurant business, he became the successful owner and the heart & soul of the Irving Longinotti Co., which specialized in antique reproduction and custom upholstery furniture.

Throughout his life his passions included art, jazz music, car races, classic movies, building and flying model airplanes, seeing his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up and sharing his love. He was artistic and creative, always with a keen eye for detail in all that he did.

During retirement in North Idaho, he enjoyed puttering in the yard, visiting friends and family on the West Coast with Gay, and sharing recipes and great meals with his extended family.   He would make sure he stayed connected with all of his family, even if some were not living nearby.

Tony will be remembered for his great kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity. He was often described as larger than life, devoted to his wife and family. He looked forward to the many celebrations with family and friends, often sharing family stories of days gone by.

Tony is survived by sons Tony (Patti) Post Falls, ID, Mike (Molly) North Vancouver, BC, and David (Karen) Redondo Beach, CA and grandchildren Pia, Cara, Katie, Tony (Laura), Caris Friberg (Darrin), Sarah, Alyssa, Ryan Hawk, Samantha (Reggie Johnson), Maryanna, Victoria, and 7 great grandchildren. Tony is also survived by his cousin Jill Marcellus and sister-in-law Peggy Thompson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Rest in Peace Tony.

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