Anthony Charles “Tony” Millett passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022, at the age of 58. Devoted spouse of Lisa Gaston. Loving father of Emily Sandholt, and Tobias Millett Hansen. Beloved son of the late Robert & Gloria (Rinaldo) Millett. Also survived by brother, Robert Millett Jr. (Diane), sister, Monica Baurer (Pete), niece, Autumn Ciarrocchi (Christian), niece, Aaren Jackson (David), nephew, Evan Millett (Evelyn), also by step-nephews Mike Baurer (Kelly Granger), and Scott Baurer (Taylor Thames).
Tony was born and raised at 16th & Pollock Streets in St. Richard’s Parish. He graduated from Bregy Elementary School (1969-74), Masterman School (1974-78), and the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (1978-81). He attended Temple University and completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City (2009).
He was a masterful musician, primarily, on the guitar and bass, a gifted singer/songwriter, and co-founder of several extraordinary bands including the Street Soldiers, the Others, and the Leisure Kings. Tony was also a gifted graphic artist, poet, and storyteller. He was a lover of people, of laughter, of life, and a connoisseur of fine wines. His was a brilliant wit, and he was the best of friends. His word was always true.
Tony was one of the most kind and gentle souls that ever lived, and this world is critically diminished without him. There are not enough words to do him justice.
The date, time, and location for a gathering of friends and family in Tony’s honor will be shared on social media in the near future.