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Joseph Anthony "Tony" Serna
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Birth: May 19, 1958
Death: May, 1988

Orange County Register, The (Santa Ana, CA) - May 14, 1988

Deceased Name: Joseph Anthony Serna, Marine , Fullerton native

Joseph Anthony "Tony" Serna, US Marine Corps Sgt. for the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 in El Toro, died Wednesday of a heart attack.

Sgt. Serna collapsed after completing a physical-endurance test at El Toro Marine Corps Station, a base spokesman said.

The Coroner's Office said Serna had heart disease.

He was born May 19, 1958, and grew up in Fullerton, where he attended Troy High School and excelled in basketball and cross country from 1974 to 1978. Sgt. Serna had become a bicyclist, and was training for triathlons in the past few years.

After graduation from Troy he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1981, and achieved the rank of sergeant in March.

Sgt. Serna was active with the Special Olympics of Orange County, and a volunteer for the Esther House, a halfway home for the retarded, in Fullerton.

Survivors include his wife, Stephanie, and daughters, Stacy and Clorissa of Moreno Valley; and parents, Antonio and Mary Serna, both of Fullerton. In addition he is survived by brothers, Louis of Arizona, and Michael of Fullerton; sister, CharSerna of Fullerton; and two maternal grandparents.

Memorial services will be held 9 a.m. Monday at St. Juliana Falconieri Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton. Burial will be 11:15 a.m. Monday at Riverside National Cemetery. Sgt. Serna will receive full military honors. Ferrara Colonial Mortuary in Orange is handling the arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Special Olympics of Orange County. 
Riverside National Cemetery
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