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Celebration of Life for Fallen Berkeley Firefighter

The community is mourning the sudden loss of Berkeley Firefighter Anthony “Tony” Nunes, who died on Feb. 23 in an off-duty accident.

Screenshot of Anthony "Tony" Frank Nunes on the Berkeley Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1227
Screenshot of Anthony "Tony" Frank Nunes on the Berkeley Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1227

A Celebration of Life will be held this Sunday in honor of Berkeley Firefighter Anthony "Tony" Frank Nunes.

The services will be held at noon on Sunday at the Haas Pavilion on the UC Berkeley Campus

According to a post on the Berkeley Firefighters Association website, a reception will be held after the services at the Men's Faculty Club on UC Berkeley Campus.

Nunes, 54, died unexpectedly in off-duty accident at his Martinez home, near Briones Regional Park, on Feb. 23. Nunes died the day before his 28th anniversary working as a Berkeley firefighter.

[Related article: Firefighter Dies in Tractor Accident Day Before 28th Anniversary with Berkeley Fire]

Berkeley Firefighters Association posted the following information regarding crds, flowers and donations:

Sympathy cards can be sent to the following address: 
Nunes Family 
1015 Garcia Ranch Road 
Martinez, CA 94553 

Donations and Flowers: 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Alicia Ann Ruch Burn Foundation to celebrate Tony's enjoyment of working with children. You can donate directly from the AARBF website: https://www.aarbf.org/usapay/ or send a check made out to AARBF to 2501 W. Burbank Blvd, Suite 201, Burbank, CA 91505.

If you still want to send flowers, they may be sent to Connolly and Taylor Mortuary, 4000 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553.

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