Obituary of Anthony Trayner
It is with profound grief and disbelief that we announce the death of our beloved son, brother, grandson and friend, Anthony Joshua Trayner. Anthony died suddenly in a senseless accident while trying to help a friend in need, on Sunday, Aug 21, 2022, in Rochester, New York, at the young age of 24. He is survived by his adoring parents, Gerald and Stephanie and his sister and sidekick, Raven as well as his grandparents, André and Donna Blier. He is predeceased by his grandparents Genevieve (2015) and Bernard Trayner (2008). Anthony leaves to mourn his Uncle Paul and Aunt Mary, Aunt Annette (Larry 2020), first cousins Ashley, Nicole, Nanette, Mindi and Justin, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and second cousins in Ontario, Quebec and Michigan, as well as his soulmate and love of his life, Victoria Danielewska. Anthony was a graduate of Holy Names High School and the Rochester Institute of Technology and had recently begun his dream job with WFCU Credit Union, where he was able to use his trifecta of talents - intelligence, kindness, and patience to guide others through their financial endeavors. An avid traveler and a wanderlust, he was just beginning to explore the world and found beauty off the beaten path in the mountains of Croatia where he studied for four months. Anthony will be remembered by all who knew him for his undying love of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and the ever terrible Detroit Lions. A man of endless patience, Anthony never missed an opportunity to work on his golf game. As a proud member of the Deaf community he worked to bring awareness and inclusion to bridge the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities. In true Anthony form he spent his final moments trying to do the right thing and remove a friend from harm’s way. He will be immortalized as the hero we all knew him to be. Our sincere thank you to the New York State Police, the Faculty of Rochester Institute of Technology and National Technical Institute for the Deaf, as well as the first responders who treated Anthony and those involved with dignity and respect. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Anthony Trayner Trust account at any WFCU Credit Union branches. The money will be used towards scholarships and to assist and support the Deaf community in memory of Anthony. Most importantly, when faced with the choice to show kindness to someone please do it with Anthony’s gentle spirit guiding you. He was loved and he will be forever missed, but we smile as we imagine him sneaking treats to Snowball, Tiffy, Amber and Sadie, as he reads in a shady spot, the Michigan Wolverines on in the background, thinking of ways to make the world a better place. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received for a memorial visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (South Chapel) 3048 Dougall Ave., South Windsor (519) 253-7234 on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and 7:00pm until time of Celebration of Life Service at 8:00pm in the Chapel. Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with Anthony’s family at www.windsorchapel.com
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