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Old 11-02-2008, 12:50 AM
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Captain Tony passed away tonight. should be one hell of a send off.
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God Bless and may he rest in peace. God Speed !!!! Dave
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I met him about 11a.m. one morning on my first trip in Key West in late April 1980..a week before the Mariel Cuban boatlift..there wasn't a buiding higher than the La Concha..what a great place back then..anyhow..girlfriend took our picture and he said he had just gotten out of jail for the night and was late to the wedding of a waitress from the bar..who knows? he was a great story teller every time I saw him in the years since.
I was in K.W. this past wed and thurs. and bought a new book that just came out about about him and he was going to have a signing but was in the hospital. R.I.P. and remember
A LEGEND NEVER DIES

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Condolences to Captain Tony's Family and friends. RIP
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Sorry I didn't get to meet him...

Apparently, he was loved by many...

God Speed...

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I first met Capt. Tony in 1982 during the World Championships.
While running for office in the early 1980's, he became famous for stating he was "tired of the gays being mayor". He went on to win the election, and then proceeded to piss everyone off by smoking cigars in Town hall.
Years later, I found out I knew his daughter. She lives in Toms River NJ and has some great stories about her dad!
RIP Capt Tony!
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God Rest His Sole,What A Man,, He Had So Many Stories To Tell You Never Heard The Same One Twice Always Had You Laughing//////////////////////// RIP Pal
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What a character. I always loved his bar with all the money and underwear on the walls and the skeleton behind the bar.RIP
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FWIW, "Capt. Tony's bar" was the original "Sloppy Joes" bar.
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