Anthony Robert Pace Jr.

Anthony Robert Pace Jr.

Akron - God gained another angel March 2nd, 2021. Anthony Robert Pace Jr., age 21 of Akron Ohio, was granted his wings. Anthony was born November 07, 1999 to Anthony and Stephanie (Russell) Pace in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He had 4 siblings, sister Brittney, brothers Cody, Dylan and Carsin.

Anthony was preceded in death by his Mom Stephanie Dee Pace (Russell), he missed her dearly and kept her close in his heart. It gives comfort knowing he is now reunited with her, his Papa Keeven and many others that went before him.

Anthony leaves behind his loving grandparents Glenn & Donna Pace, Carol Houston, Great Grandparents Don and Lois Rist, his nieces Caliana and Mila and nephew Mikey as well as Uncle Glenn & Aunt Kristy, Aunt Heather & Uncle Nick, Aunt Holly, Aunt Roxanne, 1st cousins, Madeline, Abigail, Nicholas, Isabella, Jillian, Glenn, Annaleese, Kaylee and Damien and many more Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Much like his Mom & Dad, Anthony had a heart of gold. He loved his family and friends. He would always reach out to check in to see how you were doing and talk. Anthony was a giver; he would do anything for anyone, and he loved to help others. If you needed something all you had to do is, ask and he made himself available.

As a child Anthony loved taking trips to Pennsylvania to visit family and spending the night at Grama & Papas. He looked forward to going to church on Sunday mornings. He especially loved Palm Sunday when he could get a palm cross. He loved to watch WWE wrestling as a child and one of his favorite birthday gifts was a WWE wrestling ring. As he got older, he wanted less for his birthday. He would instead say "I just want to spend time with you, that is what is important to me." However, he did look forward to his 21st birthday. He could not wait to go check out the casino with his sister Brittney. Like his Dad, he grew up a Steelers fan and would always make sure you knew when they were playing the Browns.

Anthony enjoyed sports, especially baseball. He played for the Akron Rams for many seasons and formed a family bond with his teammates and coaches. He also shared the love of the sport with his brothers Cody and Dylan and his Dad who helped to coach their teams.

As he got older his sights turned to cool cars, he loved showing pictures and videos of them to others. This moved him to get a job detailing cars. He was proud of his work and would often send before and after pictures showing the work he did.

He loved family events and get-togethers. He will be sorely missed. We will hold many memories dear of all those special times spent with Anthony. Having him leave us so soon has left an irreparable hole in our hearts.

The family was in no way prepared for unexpected passing of Anthony so to assist with his funeral expenses, have set up a memorial fund in his name. We know that Anthony loved his family very much, and we, as a family, appreciate any help big or small to ease the financial burden.

Posted online on March 27, 2021