Florenz Anthony (Tony) Nunes passed away October 1, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He and his twin brother, Anthony Joe, were born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 20, 1931 to Antonio Nunes and Martina Nelson. Anthony Joe died at birth.
He attended country schools until 1941, when the family moved to Alliance, Nebraska. Then he attended Alliance public schools & graduated from Alliance High School.
Tony served in the United States Army during the Korean War in 1952 and 1953 at Johnson Air Base in Japan.
He worked for the L.B. Murphy Clothing Store in Alliance for 8 years. He worked for the Famous Clothing Men’s Store for 30 years. He took over management of the store in 1988. After retirement, he worked part time for the Community First Bank in Alliance.
Tony moved to Hot Springs, SD in 2002 into the Brookside Apartments. While living there, he did volunteer work in the Dining Hall & was treasurer for the Brookside Tenant Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council, the America Legion & RSVP.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother; his parents; sister, Jean Petersen; brother, Martin Nunes; and his younger brother, Richard Nunes. He is survived by his brother, John Nunes; sister, Phyllis Nunes Schultz (Verlin); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, who were all very special to him.
He requested that any memorials be made to the Cancer Society, the March of Dimes or the M.S. Foundation.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at the VA Cemetery in Alliance, Nebraska.
Friends and family may sign his online guestbook and leave written condolences for the family at blackhillsfuneralhome.com.