May 21, 2024

Anthony John (AJ) BelcherĀ 

Born May 29,1975 - Died October 8, 2023


Anthony John Belcher (AJ) was born in Providence, RI on May 29, 1975, and passed away unexpectedly at home after a brief illness on October 8, 2023.

AJ was a 1993 graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School. During his school years

He was active in Math Club, Drama, Band, Chorus, Cross Country, and Track. Following high school, he was scouted at the Rehoboth County Fair by a local circus and worked for them with the Shriners. During this time, he worked behind the scenes doing staging and lights and even had the opportunity to work as Ringmaster and Vocalist. It was during this time that he met his future wife and moved to Tucson, AZ where he made a home with his wife and family for many years. 

AJ was a jack of all trades and a dedicated friend, always willing to lend a hand when needed. He was a self-learner and greatly enjoyed his role as a father.  

He moved to Alabama where he worked in Telecom Electronics Salvage and enjoyed his life as a father. He enjoyed solving new and different problems that he encountered in his day-to-day work. 

In Alabama, his love of music continued to grow, and he enjoyed the vibrant music scene. He was able to work with musicians providing sound, lights and set up. He loved live music and enjoying time with friends.

AJ leaves behind his beloved children; Coby and Skyler Belcher of Alabama, Ivey Belcher and her longtime partner jessie neal of Ann Arbor, MI, stepson Austin Ruskowitz from Tucson, AZ and Davina Belcher of Tucson, AZ, the mother of his children. 

AJ is also survived by his parents, Anthony (Tony) and Loraine Belcher of Rehoboth, MA, his brothers Sean Belcher of Providence, RI and Todd Belcher, his wife Rebecca, and nieces and nephews Eleanor, Hugo, Mabel and George of Odessa, FL. He also leaves behind a large and loving extended family including aunts, uncles and cousins.

AJ held a very special place in all of our hearts and will be deeply missed. 

There will be a celebration of life this Spring.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in AJ's memory to the Rehoboth Food Pantry at  or your local food pantry.

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