MASSENA -- Anthony “Tony” J. O’Geen IV, 60, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, February 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home Massena.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Massena. Burial will take place at a later date.
Tony was born on May 3, 1957, in Buffalo, the son of Anthony and Kathryn (Normandale) O’Geen.
He attended Massena Central High School graduating in 1976.
Tony then joined the Air Force where he was an Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic and was honorably discharged after four years of service.
Upon returning home, Tony attended Canton College graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice.
He married Mary Jo Richards on October 1, 1983, at St. Joseph’s Church in Massena.
Tony worked as a Deputy Sheriff for a brief period followed by Riverview Correctional Facility where he retired from after 25 years.
He is most known for his local business, Tony’s Canvas & Leather, which he proudly opened nearly 20 years ago. He enjoyed all of the challenges that came with his business and took great pride in his custom work.
Tony enjoyed boating, windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking and anything that involved the St. Lawrence River.
An avid sports fan, Tony loved watching his son play hockey and lacrosse over the years.
He was the ultimate family man, most recently enjoying his new title of 'Grampy'.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, American Legion Post #79 and the Sons of the Legion, all in Massena.
Tony is survived by his mother, Kathryn of Massena; his wife, Mary Jo of 34 years; three children, Aurora and husband, Cody Clary of Massena, Antonio “Zeppy” and wife, Klarysa of Atlanta and Aliza Jeanne O’Geen of Massena; a grandson, Jackson Clary and an expected granddaughter in May.
Also surviving Tony are his siblings, Michael and wife, Patty O’Geen of Waddington, Ross O’Geen of Massena, Bonnie and Anthony Legnetto of Syracuse, Tammie O'Geen and Bill Gerber of Pittsburgh and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Anthony and a brother, Mark O’Geen.
Memorial contributions in Tony’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com.