MASURY, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Anthony “Tony” A. Bakmaz, Jr. of Masury, Ohio, entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 31, 2022, while at home from natural causes. He was 65.

Anthony was born March 26, 1957, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a son to Anthony “Andy” A. and Theresa R. (Stiftinger) Bakmaz, Sr.

He attended grade school at Notre Dame and graduated from Hickory High School in 1975.

Tony may be best remembered as a painter, auto body and frame technician, in several area shops including the former Courtney-Harvey Ford Mercury Dealership, Canfield, Ohio, Advanced Auto Body, Sharon and Duncan’s Collision, Boardman, Ohio.

He was an amateur ham radio operator, call letters, K8EEI and in his spare time, he enjoyed reading, tinkering with cars, boating, skiing and fishing. He was passionate about music and playing his guitar, however, and most notably, he was a life-long, die-hard Green Bay Packers Fan.

He is survived by his sisters, Theresa “Tess” M. (Ray) Poprocky of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania and Linda M. Bakmaz of Sharon; his nephews, Ben (Nichole) and Zach; his great-niece, Millie; his cousin and close friend, Jeff Stiftinger, as well as his extended family.

Preceding him in death are his parents and brother-in-law, Tim Abbott.

In accordance with his wishes, no services or calling hours will be scheduled.

Arrangements handled by Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403. (330-509-3135). Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at

As suggested by his family, memorial contributions can be made payable to the Friends of the Brookfield Library, 7032 Grove Street, Brookfield, OH 44403 (or) St. Bartholomew Food Pantry, 311 W. Ridge Avenue, Sharpsville, PA 16150.

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