George R. Anthony, Jr.
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AGE: 81 • Cranston Heights
George R. Anthony, Jr., age 81 of Cranston Heights, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
George was born in Harrington, DE on April 20, 1932, son of the late George R., Sr., and Martha (Tharp) Anthony. George worked as a heavy equipment mechanic, first for Henry Eastburn Construction Company and later for R.A. Boyer Construction until his retirement over 20 years ago.
In his spare time, George enjoyed fishing, camping and relaxing on his porch. He also appreciated working on and restoring classic cars and looked forward to his trips to Old Country Buffet with his grandchildren. He cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
George is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Mary Jane (Argoe) Anthony; his daughters, Judith Anthony-Hayslip (James) and Mary Jane "Toni" Anthony; his sons, George R. Anthony III, Michael J. Anthony (Satina) and Timothy G. Anthony (Stacey); his eleven grandchildren: Tom, Jenna, Georgie IV, Mark, John, Robert, Mary Jane, Nicholas, Michael Jr., Alyssa and Tara; and his 7 great-grandchildren, Tommy, Taylor, Madison, Sissy, Aaron, Jeremiah and Tori.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, DE on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 10:00am - 12:00pm where a funeral service will be held at 12:00pm. Burial will be held privately with George's family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the AI DuPont Hospital for Children via the Nemours Fund for Children's Health, Shands House, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.
To send condolences, visit:
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal on Mar. 12, 2014