Tony J. Prida, 78, died after years of many health issues, June 15, 2024 at Middleburg Heights health and rehabilitation center. He was born March 25, 1946 at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Son of Raymond J. Prida and Mary A. (KIJEK) Prida. After high school he served with the United States Navy. He served with the Pacific Fleet in the Vietnam Theater and in the Atlantic Fleet throughout Europe as a signalman. He was on Destroyer Escort, USS Stribling from 1963 with honorable discharge in 1969.
Anthony married Peggy Ann (Plesz) from March 2, 1968 for 22 years. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a baby sister Raquel, Connie, and Rick Prida. Surviving are Ricks wife Linda, their 3 children and families, surviving younger brother Tim and wife Ruth. Surviving in addition are his 5 children Raquel, Tony M. (Leah) Dean (Wendy) Timmy (Michelle) and daughter Andrea. 6 grandchildren Brittany, Taylor, Madison, Dylan, Niko, and McKenzie. 5 great-grandchildren Caden, Ava, Milo, Isabel and Sophia along with many nieces and nephew’s that called him “Uncle Buddy” and many cousins. He especially enjoyed time spent fishing and camping at Pymatuning lake.

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  1. Sue Hoffer June 19, 2024 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Robert Bales June 20, 2024 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Praying for my uncle tony rest in peace. Prayers are sent to entire family for the loss of loved one

  3. Karen June 20, 2024 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Rosa, Wanda and I are so very sorry for you all. We loved Anthony (he wouldn’t let us call him Tony lol) and had many laughs with him in dialysis. We miss him dearly, but we know he is no longer suffering. Praying for you all to have peace. Karen (dialysis RN)

  4. JUdie RZucidlo June 22, 2024 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Tony, he was blessed to have the best of the best. Son, caretaker, and much more

  5. Linda Prida June 23, 2024 at 5:50 am - Reply

    So sorry for all our loss! Son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather. No words to describe my brother in law. Funny, aggravating (lol) and full of love! You will be missed! RIP my brother ad friend Antny!

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