Anthony M. Tuff
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Chief Petty Ofﬁcer Anthony M. Tuff was born and raised on John Street in Port Richmond. He graduated from Port Richmond High School and attended the College of Staten Island, where he studied computers.
He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 791 of Christ United Methodist Church, Graniteville. He resided in Port Richmond until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2000.He attended the Surface Warfare Ofﬁcers School in Great Lakes, IL, and served aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson and U.S.S. Sacramento. In 2010, he served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Until his death in 2015, at the age of 35, he proudly served on the U.S.S. Gerald Ford (CVN-78) in Norfolk, VA.
In addition to serving on the U.S.S. Gerald Ford, he was also a plank owner. Unfortunately, he had already passed by the commissioning of the ship on in 2017, but the Navy invited his family to attend and “they” did. The ship has several plaques in his honor.
A family man, he was dedicated to his children, Mathew and Katelyn. He liked to work with computers and watch movies. Tuff went by the nickname “Tuff Enough.” His crewmates recalled him as quiet but possessing a great sense of humor.
Anthony is also survived by his mother, lifetime Port Richmond resident, Ann (Konczynski) Tuff, who had 7 brothers who served in the U.S. military in the 1950s and 1960s, one of whom is still living (Anthony Konczynski):
James Doran: U.S. Army
John Doran: U.S. Air Force/Korea
William Doran: U.S. Army/Korea
Thomas Doran: U.S. Army
Joseph Konczynski: U.S. Navy
Anthony Konczynski: U.S. Navy/Vietnam
Walter Konczynski: U.S. Navy/Vietnam
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