From: Darrel Ludowyke
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 12:16 AM
Subject: Obituary – OLD BEN TONY WEERASINGHE
We are sad to inform the death of Old Ben Tony Weerasinghe who passed away
at the age of 76 in Pasadena, California, on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Old
Ben Tony who excelled in athletics besides his talents in other spheres was
a schoolmate of Mr. Eric Motha.
He represented Sri-Lanka at the Asian games in the late 50’s, and was
honored to be the only Sri-Lankan official at the Olympic Games in 1984.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the
mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Anthony (Tony) Weerasinghe (76) passed away in Pasadena, California, in the
afternoon of Thursday, June 14, 2012.
Beloved husband of Pearl, Father of Mohan. Brother of Bernadette (Ionie) Nittiandan, Monica Weerasinghe and Leonie
Kotelawala. Brother in Law of Nitti Nittianandan and the late Tissa Kotelawala.
Anthony was born on May 12, 1936 in Colombo 15, Sri-Lanka. He was the first
born to Densil and Edith Weerasinghe. Anthony, who was better known as Tony,
attended Saint Benedict’s from the 1st grade to senior year of school. He
graduated from Aquinas College. He was not only a scholar but also a great
athlete. He represented Sri-Lanka at the Asian games in the late 50’s. He
was a man of many talents. He played the saxophone, double base, and piano.
He worked for Lever Brothers until he left Sri-Lanka. The Weerasinghe family
migrated to the United States in 1970. He was honored to be the only
Sri-Lankan official at the Olympic Games in 1984.
Tony will be missed by his family and friends.
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