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Anthony Mondae, 72, passed away June 10, 2018. He was born August 31, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Ponte Vedra with his young family in 1977. Tony loved Ponte Vedra and spent many happy years across the street from the beach in their home on Ponte Vedra Blvd. His wife of over forty years, Joanna, passed away October, 2014.
Tony was a longtime member Christ Episcopal Church and he played a major role in the development of the volunteer fire department in Ponte Vedra Beach. He received a degree in Urban Planning from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. He started his career as a land planner for Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati, OH. Tony joined Reynolds Smith & Hills in Jacksonville in 1977 and worked for fourteen years as Director of Development. In 1991, Tony founded Planvest, Inc, where he was owner and President, serving clients all over the USA.
As a real estate developer, Tony was involved in feasibility studies for Sawgrass, Mayo Clinic, and the Orange Park Mall. He served in the Municipal Service District (MSD) in the early 1980's and was MSD president in 1986. He helped found the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce in 1996.
Tony was a devoted father, grandfather and a beloved friend to so many. His presence will be greatly missed. He and Joanna raised five children by the ocean, where he loved to fish and take long walks on the beach. He particularly treasured the close group of friends with whom Tony spent years traveling with, entertaining with and sharing family events with. He was an avid golfer, hunter, gardener, photographer and he enjoyed music and sunsets.
Tony is survived by his loving family: daughters, Lara Mondae of Chicago, Amber Bozman, her husband Chad and son Aiden of Portland; stepdaughter Sara Brazda, husband Christopher and daughter Keane of Boston; stepson, Carter Brereton of Seminyak, Bali; daughter-in-law Maria Zorn and her daughters Carly and Hannah of Ft. Lauderdale. He was predeceased by his wife Joanna Keane Mondae; stepson, Fredrick Bay Neal, III; and parents Carolina and Sigmund Mizerski.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church Foundation, Ponte Vedra Beach or to the Jacksonville Humane Society in honor of his beloved, and loyal cats Sammy and Ellie.
Godspeed our sweet father.
Christ Episcopal Church
400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
Jacksonville Humane Society
8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32216
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