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Tony L. Carosino

July 15, 1953 – Jan. 7, 2022

 

January 13, 2022



Tony L. Carosino, Endicott resident, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax where he had been for a short-stay. He was 68. Services will be planned at a later date.

Tony was born July 15, 1953, in Seattle, Wash., to Bruno and Magda Solheim Carosino. He grew up in Tukwila with his older brother on the family’s farm near Boeing Field. He graduated from Foster High School in 1971. In his younger years, Tony worked in Tukwila as a firefighter/paramedic which he loved.

He met Debra Wolfer a few years out of high school and they lived together for over 10 years before getting married in 1993. Following the death of his father at an early age, Tony and Debra lived in the house he grew up in for many years.

Tony was a very talented contractor and was meticulous in his work. He started his own business doing window glazing/installing and remodeling. He also liked to do fix-it projects on his own home. Tony loved the outdoors. He hunted, fished and camped with his family and friends any time he could. He had the Italian love of good times, food and drink and the stories he could tell were next to none. Tony loved to make wine at home and he was a wonderful cook. He continued to share many of his families recipes and traditions with his friends throughout his life.

He made an annual trip to Endicott every year since 1962 to go pheasant hunting. He liked the area so much he eventually moved to Endicott a little over a year ago. Prior to that move, he had been living in Cle-Elum for about 10 years and finally decided he didn’t like the snow all that much. As a friend, Tony was solid and trusted. He was the first there in times of trouble, giving support and encouragement just as quickly he would willingly share his humor and wit bringing laughter and joy to all.

Tony is survived by his wife Debra at their home in Endicott; by three step-daughters and two adopted daughters; Nicole Bushie, Auburn, Andrea Vollmer, Kent, Jennifer Christianson, Tukwila, Jessica Carosino, Auburn, and Jamie Carosino of Pullman; and by five grandchildren, Alexus, Jazlyn, Briana, Dylan, and Nevaeh; by his mother, Magda, living in Burien, Wash. He was preceded in death by his father and by his brother, Paul. On-line guest book is at http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com

 

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