Celebration of Life

Anthony "Tony" Renau

Anthony "Tony" Renau Celebration of Life

March 29, 1956 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 67)


Anthony “Tony” Renau, 67, of West Newbury, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on the 12th September 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a sudden short illness.

Tony was born in London on 29th March 1956.   He was the youngest son of Luis and Elsie Renau and had an older brother Luis.  He was educated in London and Surrey and later went to the University of Leicester for his Bachelor of Science, Manchester University for his Master of Science and University of London to complete his Ph.D in Physics.  In 1984 he began working for Applied Materials in Horsham, England.   After moving to the USA in 1989 he worked for Genus Inc. in Newburyport and Lepton in New Jersey.  He joined Varian Semiconductor Equipment in 1993 and became VP of Technology before ultimately becoming VP and Chief Technology Officer after Varian was acquired by Applied Materials.  His capacity for innovation and contribution to Varian is underscored by the 65 patents, including the fundamental design patents on Varian’s most successful products, leading to many thousands of systems shipped and many billions of dollars in sales. Tony was a leader in the scientific community and the author of the ion source chapter of the implant industry’s school book.

He is survived by his wife Caroline, his son Oliver and wife Elise,  his daughter Lucy, his daughter Sally and partner Joey Johnson and his son Tom and wife Eglantine and four grandchildren Desmond 14, Ysabel 13, Jack 3 and Sam 2, his cousin Juan and wife Eva from Barcelona Spain, his sister in law Cathy from London UK, his sister in law Susan and her children from France.  He is predeceased by his father Luis, mother Elsie and brother Luis.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Beauport Hotel, Gloucester MA on Wednesday 4th October 2023 from 3 to 6pm.  The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Renau’s family with his arrangements.

To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com


October 4, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Beauport Hotel
55 Commercial Street
Gloucester, MA 01930