Tony Crytzer

Obituary of Tony Crytzer

Anthony “Tony” Alan Crytzer was a caring son, brother, uncle, teammate, and friend.  He left this world unexpectedly while at his Golden, Colorado home. He was 50 years old.

Tony was born to James Crytzer and Catherine (nee Schroeder) Crytzer on April 20, 1972; both of his parents preceded him in death.  As a child and adolescent he excelled in both academics and athletics, graduating Richmond Heights High School with honors and earning the ranking of 6th best wrestler in Ohio during his senior year.  After high school, Tony attended Ohio University and again earned honors, graduating with a degree in engineering. 

Following college, Tony chased his dreams and moved to Colorado, where he spent his days working, snowboarding, and golfing.  He was a lover of live music and attended concerts all over the country, often with his beloved dog Sutter in tow.  He worked as an engineer on cooling towers, ultimately becoming the Lead Designer for a national cooling tower manufacturer.  Tony was a fan of any and all sports, devoting many hours to cheering for the Browns, Guardians and Cavs and analyzing every take-down in NCAA college wrestling tournaments.   

Tony is survived by his stepmother, Judi Crytzer, his sisters Linda Warmenhoven, Sherry Hammond (Dave), Staci Lowell (Joe Sweeny), and brother Andy Crytzer (Celena).  He was loved dearly by his nieces and nephews, PJ, Amy, Ryan, Kyle, Lily, and Ella along with his aunts Christine Salmon, Mary Ann Smith (George) and Barbara Chew (Orrean), as well as cousins Lorie, Robert, Jill, Brad, Mark, Beth, Steven, Brian, Carole, Lori, Georgia, Leslie and David. 

Tony had a deep impact on so many family members, friends, and colleagues.  His whole-hearted compassion, strong moral compass, generous sense of humor, and memorable laugh will be profoundly missed.

A celebration of Tony’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on November 5 at the Clubhouse at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 9445 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141.  During the service, there will be time to share memories of Tony.  If you wish, please bring a favorite memory of Tony.  If you have photos of Tony, please upload them here:

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Tony Crytzer to Big Dogs Huge Paws, PO BOX 761 Larkspur, CO 80118  or to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113,

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
9445 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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