Anthony Joseph Topazi

June 6, 1950 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 68)

Anthony Joseph Topazi, age 68, passed away at home on July 6, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with ALS. Born in Ensley, Al on June 6, 1950, Anthony is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patsy; sons, Michael Topazi and Chris Topazi (Debbie). Also, four grandchildren – Evelyn (10 yrs), Anthony (8yrs), Mary (6 yrs), and Thomas (3 yrs). His sister Joyce McBee (Tom) and brother Gerald Topazi (Shelby). Anthony graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He began working for Alabama Power Co. in 1969 as a co-op student. This was the beginning of a successful 43 years with Southern Co. He served as President of Mississippi Power Co. from 2004-2010 where he oversaw the repair of the extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina. In 2010 he was promoted to C.O.O. of Southern Co. until his retirement in 2012. A funeral mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Visitation will be from 9:30am-11am, Mass at 11:00am and a reception after Mass. There will be a private family burial at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, Al. Our family would like to thank all of the nurses, caregivers and hospice personnel who helped us through the many years of Anthony’s illness. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the ALS Association of Alabama at

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