Antonio F. Trejo, age 25, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Tony was born in Oak Park, IL on September 30, 1987. Tony graduated from Grayslake High School then enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he attained the rank of Corporal. He served with the Crash Fire and Rescue Unit as an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist for 3 years and 4 months out of Yuma, AZ. He was a combat veteran of the Afghanistan War and was honorably discharged in 2010. He currently was in the process of relocating to Odessa, Texas where he was employed in the oil industry.
Tony had a huge heart and loved his family immensely. He loved his dog Gatlin, his many reptiles and most importantly the newest and greatest love of his life, his daughter Aria. He loved fishing, motorcycles, his Jeep, sharpshooting, hunting, anything adventurous, ‘Merica’ and the Corps. Tony always had a smile on his face, a tacky outfit, and a goofy act to follow. We will all miss “Freelove’s” sense of humor, outlandish dance moves, crazy stunts, and loud announcements of his arrival.
“He was always smiling and always had an open ear. His personality lit up the room. I hadn’t seen him in years, then, I ran into him last year and his smile was brighter than ever. He will be missed by many.”
“Trejo and my husband served together while he was stationed in Yuma,Az. He was one of the first friends we were blessed to know! He was hilarious, and so sweet to my kids! We shared thanksgiving dinners, holidays and celebrated many events with him and many of our closest friends! One thing we did a lot was meet up and play volley ball! He will truly be missed and we are so thankful for the time my family got to spend with him.”
“Tony brought so many happy moments in our lives and left us with treasured memories. We loved him & we’ll never be able to forget him.”
“Tony’s heart has always been huge and reading all these memories just proves how many lives he has touched.”