Carlo, Anthony Vincent

Anthony Vincent Carlo, SMSgt., USAF (Retired)
January 05, 1954 – August 06, 2019

Obituary for Anthony Vincent Carlo

Anthony Vincent Carlo, born in Utica, New York, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by family, close friends, and his San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) brothers.

Anthony was an active-duty SAPD officer who had served over 25 years on the Department. Prior to his local service.

Anthony retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1993, following a decorated career as a USAF security police officer and then a USAF Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Pararescueman (PJ).

He is survived by his wife Juliana and his daughter Caitlin, and his sister Mary Therese Bertke.

A rosary will be held in Anthony’s memory on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8134 Blanco Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216.

Visitation will begin at 6:30 pm, and the rosary will begin promptly at 7 pm. Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, at 10 am, followed by interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209, at 1 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The 100 Club of San Antonio ( or the Sarcoma Foundation of America (

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I remember when Tony asked me to help tutor his daughter Caitlin at work, in calculus. Of course, my ‘tutoring’ didn’t last very long, as she caught on extremely quickly and did not need my help after a short time. I remember telling Tony that his daughter was a genius, and would surpass him in every way one day. That wasn’t an insult, that was a compliment. That’s what we all wish for, our children to surpass us. Tony was my supervisor at the time. I told him I wouldn’t be surprised if Caitlin ended up being our first female President. He flashed a broad smile and said “Yeah.” Tony didn’t like to brag, but I could tell he was extremely proud of Caitlin. I don’t see this so much as Tony being gone, as his DNA lives on in his daughter’s body, along with the memories. I have no doubt Caitlin will excel in her career and life. She had a damn good mentor in her dad. Rest in peace, Tony. I have no doubt your daughter will do you proud. Steven Jay Huron –

Yesterday at 04:58 PM My condolences to Tony Carlo’s family. I am honored to have served alongside with him for many years. Tony always spoke the truth and will be missed by many SAPD brothers and sisters in blue. Rest In Peace, brother! SAPD retired Captain Frank Martinez Frank Martinez – August 15 at 08:12 PM Florist Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Anthony Vincent Carlo.

August 12 at 11:43 AM
Pararescue Association

August 10 at 9:45 AM ·
To All,
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Pararescueman, Anthony (Tony) Carlo, SMSgt Ret at age 65. Tony passed on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at SAAMC in San Antonio, Texas, after suffering a stroke the evening before, due to complications from osteosarcoma. After his daughter arrived at the hospital from Virginia, the family took him off life support, and he died peacefully surrounded by family, close friends, and his SAPD family.
Reception to Follow: Immediately following the service, location TBD
Julie and Caiti Carlo
25014 Earthstone
San Antonio, TX 78258
Condolence cards can be sent to the family at the above address.
Some of us did not know Tony or just met him in passing with a hand shake. Those that worked with and knew him hold him in high regard as a warrior PJ, who now joins the squadron of PJ Rescue Angels who have made their final jump.
When one of our PJ brothers passes he takes a piece of our hearts with him. It would be immensely appreciated if those who have stories would write, email, text or call Julie and Caiti at 210-365-2429 and share them with them.
John Pighini
Vice President, PJ Assn.

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