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“I am so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I was just informed today. He was a good man. It was an honor to be his Guardian on the Honor Flight to...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Harry Kyler - North Webster, IN

“Carmen, Lydia and your whole family, I am very sorry for your loss. Lydia, I remember you talking about your brother Tony, with much love and pride...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Rita West/Lawrence - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word and find comfort in the hope he gives us all, Of seeing our loved...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim y yo nos unimos al profundo dolor de tan querido tio Tony. En estos momentos elevamos una oracion para que Dios lo reciba en su reino. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Delia and Jim Tyler - Woodstock, GA

“My dear uncle Tony You will be missed so much but not forgotten.Say hello to grandpa cuellar and grandma and your brothers Raul,Danny,Raul and sister...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Gina Cellar Gonzales - FL


Antonio (Tony) Cuellar, 93, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Texas on August 6, 1924, son of the late Raul T. and Carmen Cuellar. The family moved to Indiana in 1942 when the coal mines closed. The family moved to Fort Wayne later and Tony was hired by International Harvester and retired in 1973.
He was a World War II Veteran. After the war he took flying training and received his license in 1946. He enjoyed flying to Mexico along with many other places.
His favorite sport was baseball. He was manager of the Baseball Federation League for 14 years. He named his team Cielito Lindo. Tony and his brother Jim were one of the first Mexican business owners that opened a bar called Tony's and Jim's Bar in 1953, later known as Cielito Lindo.
Tony was an adventurous person and loved to fish and hunt deer and elk. He also belonged to the Chicano Charro Club, an equestrian unit that rode in the Three Rivers Festival for 10 years.
He loved attending the annual Coal Miners Reunion in Texas to enjoy the company of the sons of the old coal miners.
Tony was a community advocate and leader of the Hispanics for many years. He founded the United Hispanic-American, Inc. (Benito Juarez Center) in 1971. The center provided employment and educational opportunities.
The mission of the center was to improve the life of Hispanics by providing advocacy, social, and cultural services, which promotes an understanding of Hispanic cultures, challenges, and opportunities. He was a true Humanitarian who helped those in need throughout his life.
Tony loved his family. He attended many events where the nephews and nieces celebrated birthdays and graduations. He served as a mentor and as a role model for others in the family and in the community.
Surviving are his Spouse, Teresa M. Cuellar of Fort Wayne; daughters, Eve Hanson of Irving, TX and Theresa Cuellar of Fort Wayne; brothers, Roy Cuellar of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Salome "Jimmy" (Ignacia) Cuellar of Fort Wayne, and John (Dawn) Cuellar of Fort Wayne; sisters, Mary Ward of Rochester, NY, Dolores Walmsley of Fredericksburg, VA, Rosa A. Gerra of Fort Wayne, Carmen Cuellar of Fort Wayne, Carolina (Augustine) Gonzales of Fort Pierce, FL, and Lydia Heredia of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Antonio was preceded in death by father, Raul T. Cuellar, Sr.; mother, Carmen G. Cuellar; son, Tony V. Cuellar Jr.; brother, Raul Cuellar, Jr.; sister, Gloria Torres; and brother, Daniel Cuellar. Mass of Christian Burial is at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Avenue, Fort Wayne, Friday, August 11, 2017, 10:30 am with an hour calling prior to the Mass. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake AvenueThursday, Thursday, August 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Rosary, Thursday, August 10, 2017, - D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, at 6:00 pm. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com