Roll of Honor

Anthony “Tony” Colacino

Anthony “Tony” Colacino

  • Inmate Firefighter
  • California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation - Sierra Conservation Center
  • California
  • Age: 33
  • Year of Death: 2018

Anthony T. Colacino was born October 4, 1984. He was 33 years young when he suddenly passed away on April 21, 2018, from heart failure while he was doing something he loved. He is survived by his three children and his son’s mother. Anthony was a loving father, partner, brother, uncle, and friend. His children are fortunate to have many loving memories to remember him by.

Tony was known for his constant sarcasm, love for animals, and outgoing personality. He was a kind, gentle, intelligent, funny, active, and loving family man. The most important thing to him was his children and partner, his little family. He loved to spend time bonding and having family trips with his children and partner. Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Lytle Creek, SeaWorld, and Knott’s Berry Farm were some of the many places he loved to go and explore and spend family time. No matter the place, he was sure to always make it a fun adventure and positive memory and experience.

Tony had a love for nature. He was a huge outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hiking, target shooting, and exploring all sorts of different areas. He also had a love for jiu jitsu; training was something he would do daily for many years of his life. He was a certified blue belt in jiu jitsu and would constantly compete in tournaments and win, always placing first. He was extremely focused and would always strive for excellence.

Tony was an extremely intelligent being and had a passion for computers. He would do anything from building a computer from scratch to fixing software issues. He was a Microsoft certified engineer and had the opportunity set up Yahoo’s corporate offices in Los Angeles. Not only was he intelligent, but he was extremely handy. One of the many things he built was a greenhouse for him and his family. He also made his own helmet, spear, and warrior costume from scratch with his kids for Halloween, which looked like it came out of the movie 300. This man was highly skilled.

Tony is deeply missed by his friends and siblings, but no one misses him more than his children and his son’s mother. He is survived by his son, Anthony, age 6; his stepchildren, Gianni, age 13, and Xzylia, age 12, and his son’s mother, Mayra. He will always be remembered with love and will live forever through our memories.