Tony Gardner Obituary, Death – Greta Mentzel here, and on December 13, 2022, I learned that my father, Anton Mentzel, also known as Tony Joe Gardner, had passed away on December 5, 2022, in a medical facility that was situated in Düren. I received this piece of information on December 13, 2022. My twin sister Katharina and I are in a state of profound grief because of the unexpected passing of our father, who had been hospitalized since November 27th. Our father had been suffering from a serious illness. At this time, the particulars concerning his passing have not been elucidated to the fullest possible extent.
Even though he was admitted to the hospital for nothing more than high blood pressure and abdominal pain, his condition must have deteriorated very quickly in the days leading up to the 5th of December, when he was discovered dead in the bathroom of his hospital room. Even though he was admitted to the hospital for nothing more than high blood pressure and abdominal pain, he was found dead in the bathroom of his hospital room. Unfortuitously, he never informed us of any of this, and the regulatory office of the city of Düren was the one who had to track us down in order to find us.
This is most likely due to the fact that he did not provide the medical staff at the hospital with a contact number in case of an emergency… Everyone who knew my grandfather is well aware of his notoriety for putting off dealing with difficult situations until a later time. This is something that is well-known about him. As a consequence of this, the fact that he did not make any preparations for the possibility of his passing ought not to come as a big surprise to anyone. Unfortuitously, my sister and I are not in such a good position financially to be able to cover all of the costs associated with the funeral on such short notice. We continue to believe that it is essential to give him a respectful send-off in front of the world, and because of this, we would be grateful for any donation, regardless of how small it may be.