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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Anthony J. French

11/13/1992 — 06/27/2021

A close-up photo of Anthony J. French happily smiling and being cheerful

Anthony J. French, age 28 of Mentor, passed away on June 27th, 2021. He was born November 13th, 1992 in Euclid.

Anthony was the Golden Boy of IT and was employed at Power Alarm in Mentor. He loved nature, animals, golfing and softball. He was adventurous, very outgoing and would become friends with anyone. He was generous and was always smiling and laughing and would light the room up when he entered.

Anthony is the loving son of Tommy French and Carolyn Kolodey; dearest brother of Brad Kopczyk and loving twin brother of Christopher French; cherished grandson of the late Arlene Miner.

The French family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (which is located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home). A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM.

Donations can be made to the family to help pay for funeral expenses at https://gofund.me/c9ef9e86

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.

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8 Replies to “Anthony J. French”

  1. Chris- Your brother July 3, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Dude, I love and miss you so insanely much… I yearn for the day that we meet up again and continue our mischievous adventures. Not a day will go by that I don’t think about you. Thank you for always looking out for me and teaching me so much in the our time together. I know that you’re looking looking over me right now and I’ll make sure to make you proud. I love you Anthony.
    your twiny,


  2. Anthony! My childhood friend. My best friend for so long. You were and are a beautiful soul. I’m so sorry this ended like this. My heart breaks and will forever regret not seeing you in so many years. You truly were a light in this dark world. I hope the life after is magical and you’re free from all the worldly darkness here. Look after your brother and dad and every other heart you touched. Love you always dude. Always.


  3. We were so blessed to have Anthony in our lives. As a co-worker and as a friend. He was one of the good ones for sure. Anthony was brilliant. He learned and studied and could figure out just about anything at work. He was a reliable friend who always knew the perfect times to check in. He had a deep mind and was full of kindness. I am so sorry for the great loss everyone is feeling. He will be missed like crazy.


  4. My heart aches with you…tender caring prayers of comfort to you during this time of great loss. Although I never met Anthony in person, I feel like I knew him through my dear friend Tom who loves his sons dearly. May Anthony’s smile continue to be lovingly remembered forever.


  5. Yvette Sayles July 8, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Sincere condolence to you and your family during this difficult time. I met Anthony on several occasions and he was always kind, sweet and caring.


  6. I’m sorry sorry I couldn’t see this through the end. Anthony, you and Chris meant a lot to me and reminded me so much of me and my brother. Not twins, but very close. Chris, my heart breaks for you and your dad. I can’t say enough to you so I’ll just put it this way…Both of you stayed in my heart well after HS. It hurts so bad that Anthony is gone. Everything you two were are STILL what me and my brother strive to be. Close, always protective, and nothing but love regardless of the noise that may come between us. Thank you both for showing what brothers can honestly do for each other. You both have had a lot to to do with that whether you know it or not. From the time we were kiddos until now. Chris, I love you bro. Life unstoppable for you with Anthony on that right shoulder.


  7. My heart breaks for this loving soul. I was as close as a Mom to each of you as both of you spent many hours and days at my home. Anthony rest in peace and we will see each other again some day in heaven. ❤️


  8. Your twin brother December 25, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Merry Christmas Anthony. I wanted to write something since we aren’t friends on Facebook… Just know I’m giving it hell out here. I love you


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