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Brezhnev Bello

October 20, 1980 — September 24, 2023

It is with a heavy heart and a sense of humor, that we announce the passing of Brezhnev Antonio "Tony" Bello, a man who lived life like a video game, always pushing for the next level and never afraid to press the restart button. Born in the bustling city of New York, New York on October 20, 1980, he played his last round on September 24, 2023, in the peaceful town of Stanhope, New Jersey. He was a genuine joystick wizard, a horror film aficionado, and a loving husband, brother, and pet parent.

Tony was a guy who believed in the power of laughter, and anyone who knew him would tell you he was as funny as a stand-up comedian, only without the brick wall background. He was also a loving soul, caring deeply for his family, friends, and the random NPCs he met in his favorite RPGs. His gentle nature was as comforting as a warm blanket on a cold night, or that moment when the loading screen finally disappears, and you're back in the game.

Tony was born to the late Dora Mazon and Jose Bello, who undoubtedly passed on their sense of humor and love for life. He was the beloved brother to Juan R. Sosa and Emer Mendez. His wife, Lisa D’Arc, was his Player Two in life, and their bond was as strong as a well-constructed Minecraft fortress. They shared their home with Lexi Mayonnaise Bello, a dog whose name alone could tickle a chuckle out of anyone.

Tony was a man of intelligence and skill. He earned an Associate of Applied Science in Network and Communications Management from DeVry University, a degree that proved useful in his career and his gaming pursuits. For the past six years, he put his expertise to work at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) as a Telecommunications Specialist. Tony was the guy who kept the city connected, a real-life superhero without the spandex suit.

When not working or spending quality time with his wife and dog, Tony could be found in front of a screen, controller in hand, lost in the world of video games. He was a fan of all genres, but had a special fondness for horror and paranormal titles, finding joy in the thrill of a good jump-scare. Tony was also a passionate movie enthusiast, his tastes ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems, but always with a preference for the spooky and supernatural.

And let's not forget about Tony’s shoe game. He was an avid sneaker collector, owning enough pairs to make Imelda Marcos blush. His collection was as diverse and colorful as his personality, each pair telling a story of a moment in his life.

In the end, Tony was a guy who loved life, video games, and a good scare. He was a man who could make you laugh until your sides hurt, and then laugh some more. His passing leaves a void that can't be filled, but his memory will live on, like a high score that can never be beaten. So, here's to Tony, a man who lived his life with humor, love, and a gentle spirit. Game over, buddy. You played well.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ippolito-Stellato Funeral Home

425 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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