Tony Sawyer was a Substance Abuse Clinical Supervisor with Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Social Sciences from TCC, a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services with a focus on Addiction Prevention and Treatment from ODU, and was in the process of attaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from ODU. Tony was a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a Registered Peer Recovery Specialist. Tony provided Peer Recovery Specialist training to criminal justice involved individuals. Tony was a volunteer and served as a board member for Onesimus Ministries in Chesapeake, VA.
Tony’s experiences in life lead him to serve as a role model for those struggling with substance use disorder. Having been in recovery himself, Tony was passionate about paying it forward to his community and believed that recovery is possible for everyone. Tony lived life to its fullest and aspired to always stay humble and be kind.
Tony is survived by his love Lisa McCann and Jackson, Brie, and Riley, his brother Randy Holcombe and his wife Sue Holcombe, Nephew Christian Holcombe, Aubrey Weber and Dennis Stanley. His sister Susan Boudreau, niece Crystal Bushie, nephew Jordan Boudreau, niece Megan Boudreau, Zachary Annon and his extended Eastern Shore family, and the countless friends and people he touched.