Anthony "Tony" West, 45 of Zanesville passed away at 1:22 PM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Genesis Healthcare following a sudden illness and gave the gift of life by being an organ donor.
He was born June 4, 1976 in Zanesville, Ohio. Tony and Kim began dating in 1994 and were married on August 10, 1999 in Elder Beerman in the Bridal Section where her mom worked as a Bridal Consultant, and where Tony proposed. That’s where their love story began. He adored Kim & her three children and loved them endlessly. The fun really began when he became “PaPo”. Being a “PaPo” gave him the greatest joy. The laughs, lessons, and heaps of love and attention never ended. His babies were his world. He had an especially close relationship with his Granddaughter, Mireyha “22”. She and “Papo” shared a bond that can never be broken, and included a mutual love for softball. He was her #1 fan. His next love was the Post office. Tony was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service starting his career in 1998. His dedication to his mail route, love for his fellow postmen and union brothers never went unnoticed. Tony was also very passionate about the local hunger drive for the Christ Table. He was a committed Michigan fan, loved fantasy football, playing Keno, and had a love for a wide variety of music. He leaves behind many amazing friends, family, and mail route families.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Kimberly "Kim" Hormann West; his children, Michelle Large, Nick Large and Chelsey (Dallas Daniels & Avery Daniels) Large; grand babies whom he adored, Mireyha “22”, Dayton, Macklen and a baby boy on the way; his mother & step father, Judy (Walchak) and Mike Rebic; his step-sister, Stephanie (Dan) Bathrick; many Aunts and Uncles including a very special Aunt, his godmother, Karen Miller and numerous cousins. Tony was preceded in death by his father, Richard West, and grandparents, Theodore “Buck” and Norma Walchak.
The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Life to be held Sunday August 1st from 12 noon to 4:00 PM at the VFW Lodge, 1318 Putnam Ave. Zanesville Oh. A private burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery will be held later.
Memorial contributions can be made to one of his favorite charities, The National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive by donating to the local Christ Table Food Pantry, 28 South 6th Street, Zanesville OH 43701 or https://christstable.org/.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Tony’s family please clickon the Tribute Wall tab on this page.
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