Antone "Tony" Michael Paiva, Sr.

April 16, 1929 - July 13, 2022

Antone "Tony" Michael Paiva, Sr., age 93, passed away July 13, 2022.

Antone was born in Hilo, Hawaii on April 16, 1929, to Antone and Saraphine Paiva. He proudly served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant during the Korean War and was a Bronze Star Recipient. He married Bonnie Marie Smith in 1954. Tony graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia State University in the top of his class. He worked for 32 years at Ford Motor Company, retiring as an Engineering Manager. Tony was an avid golfer and animal lover.

Tony was the loving father of Mike (Peggy) Paiva, Paul Paiva, and Karen (Mark) Carlson. Proud grandfather of Chris, Brent and Matt Paiva, Sara, Erik and Jacob Carlson and great-grandfather of Emily, Chelsea, Bennett, Claire and Colette.

Private family services will be held. Tony will be laid to rest in Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia.

Memorial contributions in Tony’s name may be directed to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025..

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