Antony Michael “Tony” Upton

Antony Michael “Tony” Upton

Birth
Alaska, USA
Death 11 Dec 2010 (aged 60)
Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Tony's ashes were scattered at his ranch where he died.
Memorial ID 74832225 · View Source
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Antony Michael Upton was born in Alaska, April 11, 1950. He died in a tragic accident on December 11, 2010, while clearing land on his family property near his beloved Santa Barbara, California. He valued family more than anything else in life and leaves behind his wife, Kathy and sons Cody and Cash.
A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Tony was a well known and highly regarded businessman in the Santa Barbara area, working in banking, construction, finance and property development. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
In 1964, Tony joined the Civil Air Patrol as a cadet and earned his pilot's license. As the 99th cadet to earn the prestigious "General Carl A. Spaatz Award," he was promoted to cadet colonel in 1969. He participated in the 1970 International Air Cadet Exchange, visiting Australia.
Remaining in CAP after his cadet days, he became a commissioned officer, rising to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. During his CAP career, he served as Commander of Santa Barbara Composite Squadron 131 and Central Coast Group 11. He also served in a number of staff assignments at the Squadron, Group and Wing levels, including Director of Cadet Programs for California Wing. As a rated Command Pilot with many hundreds of flying hours, he served as both a Cadet Orientation pilot and as an active Air Search and Rescue pilot. As an escort officer, he again participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange, visiting Sweden.
Both of Tony's sons were cadets and were a source of great pride to him and to his wife, Kathy, also a CAP officer. Cody earned the Spaatz Award while Cash served as Commander of California Wing's Cadet Training Group.
In his nearly five decades of CAP service, Tony Upton touched the lives of many generations of cadets and will continue to do so through the legacy he leaves in the dozens of Cadet Programs leaders and unit commanders that he mentored.

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff confirms the identity of a man killed in a bulldozer accident as that of Anthony Upton.
Deputies say the deadly accident happened about 4 p.m. Saturday on the San Marcos Pass. Santa Barbara County search and rescue had to use a hoist system to pull the 60-year-old Upton from the wreckage.
Nearby neighbors describe the terrain as very rough. Authorities are still trying to investigate exactly what happened.

-kyet.com

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  • Added: 12 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74832225
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Antony Michael “Tony” Upton (11 Apr 1950–11 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74832225, ; Maintained by graver (contributor 47037760) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Tony's ashes were scattered at his ranch where he died..