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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 55
Year of Death: 2020

Anthony C. Christensen

On August 4, 2020, heaven welcomed another angel when firefighter Tony Christensen lost his month-long battle with Covid-19. A Naples Fire-Rescue firefighter for 22 years, Tony continued the family tradition, following in the firefighting footsteps of his father, Morton Christensen.

The list is endless when discussing the number of individuals whose lives Tony touched. The same themes always surface when his name is mentioned—caring, giving, compassionate, generous, soft-hearted. The word “no” was not in his vocabulary. If you needed a mentor, a hand up, or a listening ear, Tony was the one. Tony opened his heart to all in need.

His kindness did not extend to just those on two legs. He was an avid animal lover as well and was always first on scene when it came to saving a furry/feathered friend in distress.

No other profession could have better suited Tony. He not only exemplified the role of firefighter, but his dedication to the community knew no bounds. He left an indelible mark not only on his firefighting family but on Naples as a whole.

Tony had a heart of gold which continues to shine brighter with each passing day. For those left behind, including his dedicated wife, Diane Phillips Christensen; his mother, Jetta; sisters, Lori and Lisa; stepchildren, Bobby and Joleen; grandchildren, nieces and nephews, his firefighting family, and all that knew and loved him, the loss is immeasurable. His spirit of generosity, family devotion, his deep infectious laugh and big bear hugs will remain in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. Tony’s love has become a memory, but that memory has become a treasure.

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  1. Tony was the best! He was always happy and always there to help people and animals. We sure love you and miss you Tony.

    – Sue Moorhead
  2. Tony was always there to help everyone and we are happy he is being memorized for his service. Miss you Tony!

    – Mike Moorhead
  3. Tony was one awesome guy. He would do anything for anyone and any animal. He was a very caring guy. He was loved by all. We love you and miss you Tony. TonyStrong#

    – Sue Moorhead
  4. Tony was a gentle soul. He loved his family and his job. He was one of the best who is greatly missed by our family and his firefighter family.
    Tony is very deserving of being honored by the nation.

    – Dawn Desmonds