CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH, SPELLING OF BROTHER-IN-LAW NAME
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Anthony Lombardi, a Canyon High grad from Sand Canyon who was working as a civil engineer in Carlsbad, died Monday from a brain injury. He was 32.
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Known to friends and family as Tony, Lombardi was at a bachelor party in Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 16 when he fell from a golf cart and struck his head.
The fall caused multiple fractures and resulted in two separate brain surgeries to help relieve swelling and treat the injury.
“(Tony) was a loving person, and he had a tremendous amount for friends and was a great friend to all of them,” said Tony’s father, Al Lombardi. “He was a wonderful guy, and a very sweet and kind person. He would do anything for his friends and family and he was a very intelligent young man.”
Lombardi was taken to Scottsdale Emergency Care, where he was treated in a special cranial unit of the intensive care facility, Al Lombardi said.
“He was there for seven days, before he passed on (Nov. 25),” Al Lombardi said. “He was in a coma that whole time.”
The family had recently gathered in Santa Clarita because Tony’s sister, Angela Lynn, gave birth three weeks ago, Al Lombardi said.
“Tony was very proud to be an uncle,” Al Lombardi said, adding that the entire family went to Arizona after hearing of the accident.
“We were lucky we were all together,” he said. “We were all there when we he passed.”
Lombardi also is survived by his mother, Margie, and his wife, Lydia, and his brother-in-law Bran.
Tony Lombardi was an Eagle Scout, who graduated seventh in his class at Canyon High in 1999, and then with honors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
He was an engineer at Palos Verde Engineering at the time of his death.
Lombardi was in the same graduating class at Canyon High as Nick Longshore, who recently died in an ATV vehicle crash.
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Source: Santa Clarita News