Tony Skates (1945-2019)

Tony W. Skates, age 73, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away Saturday, April 06, 2019 in Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Tony was born April 12, 1945 in Delta, Ohio. Tony and his wife owned and operated Tony’s Pet Shop in Wauseon, which was originally located in Delta, for 45 years. He enjoyed working with his sons, camping and spending time with his family.

Tony is survived by his wife, Mary Lou,  son, Jerry (Pam) Skates,  son, Brian Skates and two grandchildren, Jordan and Baden Skates. He is also survived by two brothers,  Larry and Howard and two sisters,  Karen and Barb. Tony is preceded in death by his parents,  Harold and Iola (Metcalf) Skates,  two brothers and two sisters.

Honoring Tony’s wishes, there will be no visitation or viewing or funeral services. In lieu of flowers and other memento items,  memorial contributions may be made to the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Tony’s memory.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio. 

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1 Comment on "Tony Skates (1945-2019)"

  1. Jerry and Brian, I’m thinking of you guys, Tony put up with a lot of me being around when the store moved to Wauseon! I always felt welcome around him though. Quite a few great memories of him fishing, or IDing a snake for the sherries department!

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