Services Set for PBA Champion Tony Reyes

by Jerry Schneider October 4, 2012 03:02

Services for PBA Champion Tony Reyes of San Bruno, Calif., who died as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident Sept. 28, have been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7 at San Jose State University and Tuesday, Oct. 9 at St. Josephs Church in Cupertino, Calif.

Tony, who was 38, competed in 14 seasons on the PBA Tour, and won his lone Tour title in dramatic fashion in the 2006 Motor City Classic in Detroit where he bowled the 18th televised 300 game in PBA Tour history in the semi-final match against Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III before going on to defeat Wes Malott in the championship match 255-238. There have only been 22 televised 300 games bowled in PBA Tour competition since the Tour began in 1959.

Tony, who also won eight PBA Regional titles, graduated from San Jose State University in 1998 with a degree in radio, television and film. He competed on the San Jose State bowling team from 1992-95 and was named First Team All-America in 1993 and '95. He was also an assistant coach for the San Jose State bowling team.

Among his other contributions were promoting the sport to youth and various communities through clinics and speaking engagements. He was also co-owner of a pro shop.

The viewing and wake will take place at San Jose State’s Student Union Barrett Ballroom (1 Washington Square in San Jose) on Oct. 7 from 4-8 p.m. Free parking will be available at the 10th Street garage.

A Mass will be held at St. Josephs of Cupertino Church on Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. St. Josephs is located at 10110 North DeAnza Blvd. in Cupertino. Burial take place at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery immediately after the Mass and is located at 22555 Cristo Rey Dr., Los Altos, Calif.

Immediately after the burial a reception/celebration of life will be held at the Cypress Hotel located next door to St. Josephs Church, 10050 South DeAnza Blvd. in Cupertino.

Space is limited at all facilities so it is suggested that those attending arrive early.

He is survived by wife Nicole, daughter, Gianna, mother Jessica Reyes, siblings Albert Reyes and Norma Rintala (John), additional family, including nieces and nephews, Michael, Joseph, Alyssa, Veronica, Salena, Olivia, John, and Andrew. He is preceded in death by his father, Antonio S. Reyes.

Two memorial funds have been established for the Reyes family:

The Tony Reyes Family Memorial Fund which can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

“Buddies for Tony” Program -

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