Anthony G. 'Tony' Lyons Jr.

Aug. 8, 1963 - June 2, 2009

Anthony G. "Tony" Lyons Jr. of Waukesha died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at age 45. Tony was born in Oconomowoc on Aug. 8, 1963, the son of the late Anthony and Patricia Lyons.

He was a Waukesha South High School graduate. Tony was ready to graduate with a degree in culinary technology from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. Tony and his family were in the process of relocating back to their home area in Waukesha County and he was working as a chef at Aliota’s Golden Anchor in Pewaukee. Tony was a fun-loving, generous man who had a passion for his work as a chef and the Green Bay Packers.

Tony will be dearly missed by his wife of 14 years, Karla Raye Cuculi; sons, Anthony G. Lyons III and Keenan Patrick Lyons Cuculi; daughter, Kylie Raye Lyons Cuculi; sisters, Patti (Bob) Pronold, Tammy (John) Lach and Daniel Lyons; father- and mother-in-law, Dale and Maxine Cuculi; sisters-in-law, Kim (Steve) Cuculi, Kori (Tony) Collins and Kendra (Greg) Maniaci; and nieces and nephews, Shawn and Nicholas Pronold, Amanda Lach, Katy Coleman, Anastassia Lach, Brittany Coleman, Taylor and Joey Maniaci and Mikel Collins. Tony is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sherry Coleman.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Saturday, June 6, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. James Holmberg will be officiating.

Memorials in Tony’s name may be directed to the family for the children’s college fund or to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (americanheart.org).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.