Tony was born in Senegal (West Africa) in 1957 and resided in that beautiful country until 1972, when Tony’s parents moved back to his home country of Lebanon. In 1974, a civil war broke out. The future was uncertain for him, and, at the age of 19, he immigrated to the US alone.
Although he knew very little English, he went to high school and graduated from Terry Parker HS in Jacksonville Florida in 1977. Four years later, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Computer Programing from Jones College.
Tony started working at Publix Supermarkets in 1977 bagging groceries, and it was there he met his lovely wife, Judy. They were married in 1981 and are blessed with 2 beautiful children, daughter, Kristin, and son, Joey, who was married in April of 2014. They are blessed with their first grandchild Langston Joseph Zeaiter.
Tony recently retired from Publix Supermarkets after a joyful career of 38 years. His last role at Publix was to serve as a District Manager, leading and inspiring 1500 managers and associates.
He currently volunteers at St. Vincent’s Hospital serving in different capacities.
Tony is also a member of the Men’s Club at Blessed Trinity and Capital Campaign Chairman for The Blessed Trinity Family Life Center. He is also a member the Knights of Columbus. He was recently voted as the Deputy Grand Knight for his Council.
He also co-hosts the “Friday Live” show on Queen of Peace Radio (AM 1460) in Jacksonville. Interviewing ministry leaders on the radio has been very rewarding to him. He adores his Faith and all that it encompasses.
Tony and his family currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida.