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Anthony J. Kudley

Anthony J. Kudley (71) of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023 surrounded by family.  Tony, a Cleveland native fondly known later in life as “Pops”  was born to Andrew and Dorothy Kudley, on November 26, 1951. Growing up he joined the local Boy Scouts troop,  would compare himself to Saturday Night Fever’s John Travolta at the local dance club, fish , play softball, and enjoy family vacations to Canada. After graduating from high school, Tony served in the army reserves and made a living working at Tremco as a roof scanner for many years. Afterwards he was a painter, then grounds crew for a tree company. He also discovered other hobbies like skydiving and loved family camping.

Anthony is survived by his Life partner Deborah(Vidmar); his son, Brandon; daughters, Nikki (Corey) McKinney, Jessica, and Crystal; grandchildren, Heather, Kayla, Timmy, Tylre;  brother, Andy (Karen) Kudley; sisters, Bonnie (Chuck) Eisenbarth, and Karen (Mike) Geller.

He is predeceased by parents Andrew and Dorothy Kudley (Bucher).

“Pops”  loved dogs, his own, Buddy, but also his children’s dogs, Scarlett, Papi, and Bear. He was a hard worker who wore many hats, showed up when you needed him, and would give his last if someone else needed it more.  He was loved and will be missed.

There will be a celebration of life at Rookies Sports Bar on Pearl Road in Parma, February 25th 2023 from 2-5pm. Condolences and special memories of Tony can be shared with his loved ones online at

Heritage Cremation & Burial Society

(216) 631-4500
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Anthony J. Kudley, please visit our flower store.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Rookies Sports Bar

Pearl Road, Parma, OH

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