"He loved working the front of the house but was also very knowledgeable in the kitchen. There wasn't anything he couldn't do," said his nephew, the restaurant's business manager.
"Food was his hobby and he was always watching cooking shows on TV. His passion was Italian food and he loved either going to Little Italy or Ikaros," he said.
"Tony was a man's man, and never missed a chance to say 'Hi' when you went to the Redwood or the Williamsburg. He was a really good person," said Todd Holden, a longtime Aegis reporter and Harford County photographer.
"He was a perfect host and it wasn't an act. He genuinely was glad to see old acquaintances when they stopped by," he said. "He ran a good place, served good food that was fairly priced. It was always a pleasure to go out for a meal there. Lots of folks are sure going to miss Tony."
Mr. Konstant was still active in the business at his death.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of Winter's Run Golf Club in Bel Air.
He was a communicant of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore.
Services were held Tuesday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Towson.
Also surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Clarice Chapman; a brother, Gus J. Konstant of Aberdeen; two sisters, Joan Geer of Bel Air and Katherin Harlamon of Waterbury, Conn.; and several other nieces and nephews.