Clifford Anthony Blank (‘Tony”) passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 10, 2012 after struggling for several years with mesothelioma. He was born on April 5, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Clifford L. and Nanette Blank and was the eldest of five children. The family moved to San Juan Capistrano in 1965, where he lived until graduating from San Clemente High School. He went on to serve in the military as a member of the Army Band, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. He later moved to Kauai where he lived for many years, spent the latter part of his life in the San Diego area and finally moved back to South Orange County to be near family as his health declined. Cliff loved music, was an accomplished pianist and composer, and was active in the music scene in San Diego for many years. He is survived by his loyal friend Beth Crawford, father Clifford L. Blank, brothers Marty, Barry and Daniel Blank and their families, and sister Shelley Bachelder and her family. No public services will be held.