Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and successful businessman, Anthony Jay Longo passed away December 2, 2010 in the comforting presence of his adoring family, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Anthony was 71 years old.
Anthony was born February 5, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to parents John and Shirley Longo. He grew up in San Gabriel, CA and was a stellar athlete in his youth. Known as “Tony Tuff”, he lettered in both football and track at Alhambra High School. His athletic prowess caught the attention of many college coaches, and he became the first in his family to attend a four year university, earning a football scholarship to UCLA.
Tony Tuff, #70, anchored the blind slide, playing left tackle for UCLA from 1958-60. He was especially proud of the Bruins 10-3 win over USC in 1959, in which his lead block led to the winning touchdown, and the return of the coveted Victory Bell to Westwood. Anthony was also a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at UCLA and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1961.