DENIER Lance Corporal Anthony On behalf of me, my daughters and family a profound and heartfelt Thank You to the community and all others that have thought of us in anyway. Staff Sgt. James Bolen of the US Marine Corp., Thomas Salvadore from Devito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Mayor Anthony Sylvester, Joe Waldron of the Mechanic-ville Police Dept. were extremely valiant in taking on the many details, leaving my family the time we needed to grieve the loss of my son. The American Legions Post 490 Stillwater, 1644 Riverside and 91 Mechanic-ville came together as one to support my family and honor my son. Lt. Bondi of the USMC who escorted my son from Dover, DE home gave me the comfort of knowing he was never alone. All cities that came together to support the American Hero, my son who showed all that we can put others before ourselves and support each other as a community and the support of those who did and did not know Anthony joining as true patriots.
Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 23, 2012