Bruce Anthony (Tony) Cordray of West Tisbury died on May 7 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a short illness. He was 65.

He was the beloved husband of Katherine Byrne Cordray to whom he had been married 29 years and the loving father of James (Max) Cordray.

He was born Oct. 1, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of William Daniel (Lyn) Cordray of Delaware, Ohio and Sally Jenkins Pujol of Georgetown, Calif.

Tony lived on Martha’s Vineyard for more than 45 years and was a beloved member of the community. He volunteered for the West Tisbury fire department for 19 years, served as the department’s lieutenant and was president of the West Tisbury Fireman’s Civic Association. He loved the time he spent with his fellow firefighters from radio call Sunday to serving side by side at calls. He also served as animal control officer for the town of West Tisbury.

He was a skilled master carpenter whose career spanned from early days of shingling houses to overseeing extensive renovation projects all over Martha’s Vineyard. He loved working in his garden, keeping chickens, spending time with his family, friends and his dog, Geoffrey. He put many miles on his Harley Davidson, riding to Milwaukee twice and all over New England. He was a helpful and generous friend and neighbor. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

In addition to his wife and son, he also leaves his sisters, Danielle and her husband Michael Boudreault of Worthington, Ohio, Raquelle Vernon of Auburn, Calif., Rene Pena and her husband Dan of Auburn, Calif., Angela Genereux of Boca Raton, Fla.; in laws Donna and her husband Frank Whitehead of Plainville, Lynda and her husband Rick Hinkson of Norwood and Mary Byrne and Mark Hinderlie of Charlestown; and nieces and nephews Adilee, Ella, Koen, Victoria, Elizabeth, Anna, Alexander, Emily, Michael, Branden Ashley, Kyle, Casey, Kaela, Kayla and Christopher. He was predeceased by his sister Alexandra Cordray.

A memorial service will be held at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury on Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Donations can be made in his name to West Tisbury Fireman’s Civic Association Scholarship Fund.