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Dr. Anthony Michael (Tony) Melone

$6,400.00 (raised so far)

About Dr. Anthony Michael (Tony) Melone

Tony Melone was a dear son, brother, husband, colleague, and friend. He died peacefully on November 22, 2020 due to complications from neuroendocrine cancer.

Tony was born in 1950 and grew up in an Italian family on the north side of Chicago. He attended St. Celestine grade school and Lane Technical High school before he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Illinois where he was a proud member of the Illinois Evans Scholar class of 1973. Tony often claimed that much of his academic and professional success was due to the opportunities that were provided to him by the Evans Scholars Foundation. He earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 1986. Tony was based in the Pacific Northwest throughout his career as an engineering consultant, 1975 to 1987 in Greater Vancouver, then in the Seattle area. His expertise in hydrology, river engineering and watershed management gave him many opportunities for international travel.

Tony was happiest when he shared time with family and friends, whether it was on his sailboat Celerity and later Del Vento, on the golf course shooting a round, or shooting the breeze sitting around a dinner table. He was a consummate storyteller, often beginning with ‘long story short’ then proceeding with laughter.

We miss him so.

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In memory of Tony, the Tony Melone Memorial Fund in Civil Engineering will be established at UBC. The memorial fund is co-funded by his friends at BGC Engineering. Gifts to this fund will pay tribute to the lasting positive impact that Tony made mentoring fellow water resource engineers by providing an award directly to one UBC student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, with the final decision on the award description and student eligibility made in consultation with the family.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • We can’t believe you are gone. After almost 40 years of sailing races, boating cruises, Super Bowl extravaganzas, Thanksgiving dinners, and simply just getting in the car and driving up for a visit. Not sure what we miss most, but your laughter and stories are close to the top of the list.

  • Fishing with Uncle Tony. We miss you

    Mateusz Bialek , Nephew
  • Tony, our friendship as intense as it is short.

    Mario Paolucci , Cousin
List of Donors

  • The Demlows

  • Beata, Zbigniew, Mateusz Bialek

  • Mario and Anna Maria Paolucci

  • Jamie and Stewart

  • Anonymous Donation

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  • Jolanta Melone

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