Anthony Phillips Ditteaux
Anthony Phillips Ditteaux, (née Ditto) 80, passed away peacefully at home in Virginia Beach, Va., of natural causes on July 31, 2022.
Tony was born in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 1942 to Mary Woodrow Phillips and Carl Brooks Ditto. His maternal grandparents were John and Lola Phillips of Berkeley Springs and his paternal grandparents were William and Emma Ditto of Berkeley Springs.
In addition to being predeceased by his parents and grandparents, Tony was predeceased by his second wife, Carroll and his cherished stepson, Britt Mosher.
Left to cherish his memory are four children -Tony, Mark (Karen), Jane Fine (Robert), and Marybeth Thompson (Jason); stepson – Andrew Mosher; seven grandchildren – Luke, Carmela, Hannah, Ty, Duke, Grace and Matthew; step granddaughter- Lauren; his beloved sister -Jackie Ditto Murray (Vernon); two nephews Ross Harvey (Gillian) and JR Harvey (Hulya); his first wife – Margy Barr (Bob); his third wife – Cynthia Meeker, and a host of extended family and friends.
Tony graduated with the class of 1959 from Princess Anne High School, where he served as the student council president, played varsity football, and was voted ‘most intelligent’ by his classmates. He graduated with the class of 1963 from the United States Naval Academy as a member of the First Battalion.
Upon completion of his military service, Tony updated the spelling of his surname from Ditto to Ditteaux. He was employed by the Corning Company in New York.
Tony then returned to Virginia Beach where he consequently pursued a career in construction and property management. His endeavors included tenures with Larasan Realty, Bush Construction Company and WHH Trice & Company, until achieving his dream of launching his own property management company, Flagship Realty. He enjoyed almost three decades as an 87th Street Reveler at the North End of the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
A Celebration of Life was held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Old Donation Episcopal Church, 4449 N Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. A reception for family and friends followed. The Reverend Doctor Vernon G. Murray officiated at the service. A family-only graveside service will be held at a later date in Douglas, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider visiting www.usna.com/give to donate in Tony’s honor. Condolences may be left for the family at www.altmeyerfh.com