Meda I. Anthony
AGE: 89 • Toms River
Meda I. Anthony, age 89, of Toms River, NJ, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at Meridian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Shrewsbury, NJ. Born and raised in Weston, PA, she was a resident of Lakewood from 1950 until she moved to Toms River in 1964. Mrs. Anthony was a professional educator whose tenure included two years of teaching at Rock Glen Elementary School and 38 ? years of service in the Lakewood Township School System where she taught every subject from grades kindergarten through 8th grade. She was a graduate of Bloomsburg College and later received her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education after attending both Columbia University and Rutgers University. In addition to holding every office in the NJ Education Association, Mrs. Anthony was a former chairperson of the Executive Board of Retired Educators of Ocean County. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a life member of the Council of Parents and Teachers, and past president of the Lakewood Education Association. She was a former trustee for St. Mary's Church, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph's Church and a past president of the American Legion Post 166 Ladies Auxiliary.
Wife of the late Eugene H. Anthony who passed away in 2005, she is survived by her son Gene J. Anthony and his wife Judith of Red Bank; a brother, Rocco Calvello of Niagara Falls, NY; and two step grandchildren, Andrew and Jonathon Roth.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. at the D'Elia Funeral Home, Rte. 70 & Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Church, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08754. Entombment will follow in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood, NJ. To email condolences or to post a tribute online, please visit www.deliafuneralhome.com