- With tremendous grief and sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved son, father, and brother, Antonio "Tony" "Rev" Balcer, 47, of Winthrop, Maine, on October 31, 2016. Tony was born in Michigan on September 21, 1969, and as a boy he enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing with his father and brother.
His first love came when he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard following high school, where he found his true calling. He loved the ocean and being at sea, and it was in the Coast Guard he met his future wife, Alice "Ali" Pierce. Tony and Ali raised their two sons on Nantucket and in Maine. When not on extended deployments, he enjoyed spending time with his family and in the outdoors camping, hunting and fishing. He retired as Chief Warrant Officer-2 in 2012.
Tony was an avid participant in several regional motorcycle clubs. Known by many in this community as "Rev," he served as Chaplain, often officiating at club weddings and services. He spread his love for and relationship with the Lord through gentle prayer, providing guidance and support to those around him.
He is survived by sons Christopher and Andrew, father Roger Balcer of Michigan, mother Christine Doval of Alaska, brother Troy, sisters Christel, Deborah Loe, and Christine Lund, and many other loving family members and friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony's memory may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 .
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