March 21, 1950 - August 30, 2021
Antoine “Tony” Joseph Asselin Seneca, South Carolina Antoine “Tony” Joseph Asselin passed away at home in Seneca SC on August 30, 2021 after a March 2020 heart attack. He was surrounded by his family and warmth of love and prayers from friends along his journey. Tony leaves his wife of 49 years, Susan “Susie” Bastian Asselin and daughter Katelyn Elizabeth Asselin Rieling and her husband Brett Rieling of Ball Ground GA. Tony was born in Southbridge MA, the son of Elzear Zacharie Asselin and Lillian Josephine Gemme Asselin. He had 6 siblings, Andre Aslen (Jane), Lucille Hembel (Robert), Arthur Asselin (Lisa), Louise Carpenter (Steve), Lillian Cucuzza (Dave) and Lorraine Snipper (Stephen) and many nieces and nephews. Special friends who were part of his family include Susie Wheelis and her daughters Erin Greene and Callie Davis. Tony was preceded in death by his parents, sister Louise Carpenter and sister-in-law, Ming Aslen Tony was a CPA in Florida, Nebraska and Virginia. He established a successful CPA practice in Blacksburg VA for 32 years. He was a high school and college Sunday School teacher. Tony enjoyed serving as board member, president or treasurer of practically every community organization he belonged to over the years. He was especially proud of his service to the Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, Blacksburg Breakfast Lion’s Club and United Way. He described serving others as the “best work of life” and hoped he not only touched others, but left things better than when he arrived. He was an avid cyclist and kept a log of his 3,700 miles on roads and trails across multiple states and in France. He constantly worked to improve his golf game and will be missed by his golfing buddies in SC. Boating, fishing, hiking, photography and kayaking were his favorite ways to enjoy Lake Keowee living after his retirement. If anyone needed anything, Tony had it in his garage. He believed that it is better to have something and not need it, than to need it and not have it. He was always helping someone with a project with a glad heart from clearing fallen trees to mentoring Boy Scouts working on cycling badge. Tony never met a stranger and would find a connection with everyone he met. His family and friends will miss his smile, sense of humor, quick wit, ever-present whistling, hugs and his unique giggle. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to your local Habitat for Humanity, United Way or Lion’s Club International. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Clemson United Methodist Church, 300 Frontage Rd, Clemson SC, with family visitation from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM. A graveside service for internment of his ashes will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley, 2551 North Main St., Blacksburg VA. For safety of attendees the service will be held by radio broadcast. Mountain View Funeral Home is serving the Asselin Family.
Antoine “Tony” Joseph Asselin Seneca, South Carolina Antoine “Tony” Joseph Asselin passed away at home in Seneca SC on August 30, 2021 after a March 2020 heart attack. He was surrounded by his family and warmth of love... View Obituary & Service Information
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