John Pace Antokol GlenvilleJohn Pace Antokol, 40, beloved son of Judith Pace Antokol and Richard M. Antokol, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 14th. John was born in Niskayuna and was among the last graduating class of the former Linton High School. He attended Carlton College (MN), earned his BS at the University of Washington, attended Lewis and Clark Law School and received his MBA from Union Graduate College. John loved to travel the world, and among all the places he visited, his heart belonged to Phuket, Thailand. He was a master deep water diving instructor who trained Navy Seals. He was passionate about music, especially the Grateful Dead, who he followed religiously for two summers. John was a beautiful person. He had a big presence about him that was filled with vibrant energy and excitement. He found a lot of peace and joy in the Buddhist way. He was predeceased by his wife, Angie. Survivors include his loving and devoted mother, Judith Pace Antokol; loving father, Richard M. Antokol and his wife, Joyce Empie; stepbrother and stepsisters, Scott Empie (Susan), Jennifer Grace (Kevin) and Anne Empie-Ryan; he is also survived by many dear friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 27th at 6 p.m. at the Ferrari Funeral Home (in Jones Funeral Home), 1503 Union St. (at McClellan Street), Schenectady. Calling hours will precede the service from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Following John's generous example, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the International Campaign for Tibet at www.savetibet.org. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrarifuneral home.com.
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