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Tony Awaida
May 6, 1995-June 9, 2018
Palo Alto, California

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Tony Awaida, 23, of Palo Alto, died unexpectedly on June 9, 2018. He was born on May 6, 1995 in Palo Alto. A 2013 graduate of Palo Alto High School, Tony went on to graduate from UC Santa Cruz in December 2017 with a degree in Computer Science. Tony leaves behind his father Antony Awaida of Palo Alto; his mother and stepfather Janet (Fielding) and Kevin Buck of Laguna Niguel; his brother Alex Awaida of Palo Alto; his step-sisters Sarah Wilson of Nixa, Missouri; and Megan Buck of Portland, Oregon; and many loving extended family and friends.

Tony loved the mountains and the ocean. He was an avid surfer, hiker and all-around outdoors person. He was a kind and loving soul who connected deeply with people and the world around him. Tony held a passionate belief that his generation would impact the world in a positive way and that together they could accomplish anything.

As a living legacy to Tony, the "Tony Awaida Fund for Environmental Solutions" has been established at UC Santa Cruz. This permanent endowment will support the Coastal Science and Policy program, a new interdisciplinary graduate program that will train the next generation of global leaders to examine the interconnectedness of coastal and environmental problems and to facilitate systemic and collaborative solutions.

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Memorial service
A Celebration of Life for Tony will be held June 30, 2018, 5:30 p.m., Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. Pictures and tributes to Tony are posted at TonyAwaida.com.
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In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to contribute to the "Tony Awaida Fund for Environmental Solutions," a permanent endowment at UC Santa Cruz to support the Coastal Science and Policy interdisciplinary graduate program that will train the next generation of global leaders to examine the interconnectedness of coastal and environmental problems and to facilitate systemic and collaborative solutions. Please visit TonyAwaida.com/donate for more information.

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