Antokol, John Pace GLENVILLE John Pace Antokol, 40, beloved son of Judith Pace Antokol and Richard M. Antokol, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 14, 2013. John was born in Niskayuna and was among the last graduating class of the former Linton High School. He attended Carlton College in Minnesota, earned his B.S. at the University of Washington, attended Lewis and Clark Law School and received his M.B.A. 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, a group 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 27, 2013 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 savetibet.org. Online condolences may be made at ferrarifuneralhome.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Sept. 22, 2013