Michael Anthony “Tony” Moraniec


Michael Anthony “Tony” Moraniec
Michael Anthony “Tony” Moraniec

Michael Anthony “Tony” Moraniec, 60, of Amarillo, TX, passed in his home on December 2, 2021, of natural causes.

A family visitation will be held at 4:00, Sunday, December 5, 2021,  and a  rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M., Sunday, December 5, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be at 1:00 P.M., Monday, December 6, 2021, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Father Anthony Neusch officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Tony was born September 22, 1961, in San Antonio, TX, to Jim and Janie Moraniec. He married his beloved wife Debbie Moraniec on November 29, 2014, in Amarillo, TX.

A Devoted Catholic, Tony loved his church, his faith, as well as his Beloved Wife, dogs, and many cats. His charitable and philanthropic efforts have touched so many of those around him. He always made time for friends and family, volunteering to help with everything from changing a tire to home projects to cheering on the sidelines at every event he could attend. Tony was selfless through and through. He loved to laugh, listen to live music, grab drinks with friends, work on home projects and cars, ride his motorcycle, and from time to time cast a line to fish, but only when he wasn’t cheering on the Texas Longhorns. Tony grew up in Groom, TX, and graduated High School in San Antonio, TX. After moving back to Amarillo, he worked at the Pantex Plant as a security guard for 30 years before transferring to a Production Technician position for the past 7.

Tony’s true passion was his family. He is survived by his loving mother, Janie Moraniec; his devoted wife, Debbie Moraniec; her children, Michael Blake Oldham and his fiancée Kristen, and Courtney Wischkaemper and her husband Jake, and their son Bond; his daughter, Laura Lira-Moraniec; his stepson, Ryan Davis and his wife Lynsey; his sisters, Mary Treadwell and her husband Tony, and Angela Quintanilla and her husband Sam; his brothers, Thomas and Alex Moraniec and his wife Laurie; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; 12 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and nephews, with whom he loved and chased to many games and events, traveling thousands of miles to support and cheer on everyone. His love didn’t stop beyond his relatives as he had a deep love for his church family, as well as his work family at Pantex.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ https://disciplesofthelordjesuschrist.org/make-a-difference/donate-now/ or the High Plains Children’s Home https://www.hpch.org/

19 Replies to “Michael Anthony “Tony” Moraniec”

  1. Deb & family
    My heart aches for you. I’m saddened by your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!
    Heaven has another angel.

  2. Deb, I was so sorry to hear about Tony. My prayers go to you and your family. I hope that God will comfort you through time of grief.
    Colleen Walerczyk

    1. Hi Fred. Just saw where Tony had passed. Hadn’t seen him or you in a number of years but, Remember both of you as great guy’s. Take care & God Bless. Neil Purcell

  3. Deb, we were so sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. His was clearly a life to celebrate! Know that you are in our prayers.

  4. Good memories! Tony did things his way. Had a unique and fun personality. Had many conversations and laughs with him. No dought he will be missed. Rest in peace my brother.
    May God Bless the Family.

  5. God bless you Tony and your family as well, you will be missed by all of us. Someday may we all meet again in the Kingdom of Our Lord God and be greeted with his grace as we live in peace in heaven.

  6. Tony is still my prayer partner. He now prays with heavenly wisdom now for his treasured wife ,beloved family and me and my family. This I know is true and I am grateful for his eternal friendship.

  7. May Tony rest in peace. Tony lived a Christian life and overcame many things in his young life. He will be missed by many, prayers
    for his family, GodBless.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie and also with you Tommy. I really enjoyed visiting with Tony at church and also at work. He was a really wonderful guy.
    Laurence and Sandy Bertrand

  9. Rest in peace my brother, may god bless and watch over your family and friends during this difficult time. I will never forget the days we spent together out at the plant.

    1. Prayers for the Moraniec Family, may Tony Christian background will be well received in heaven, Blessing brother !

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