Anthony “Tony” Munna, 85, of Anchors Way, Calif., and North Port, Fla., passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.
Tony, as he was best known, is a United States armed forces veteran. He worked for Fairchild Republic on a variety of jets, including the F-105 Thunderchief and the A-10 Thunderbolt. His proudest achievement was overseeing the wind tunnel testing of the aerodynamics of the B-2 Stealth Bomber for Northrup Grumman. In the early ’60s, he moved his family to Speonk, N.Y., where he and Jeanne opened Ninos, a restaurant and lounge. After selling Ninos in 1972, they retired and spent time traveling the United States before settling in Florida. Tony’s great passions were his family, music, dancing and computers.
He is survived by his three children, Toni Munna of New York, Michael Munna of California, and Karen Heil of Costa Rica; as well as grandchildren, Devin Chiaramonte of Arizona, and Marisa Chiaramonte of New York; and great-grandchildren, Zeppelin, Ezekiel and Zion of Arizona. Tony was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Munna, in 1994.
His cremains were scattered in the Gulf of Mexico by his immediate family members in a private ceremony. As there was no funeral, donations in his memory to Tidewell Hospice, where he spent his final days, are welcome, in lieu of flowers.