Joan Anthony ROCK HILL - Joan Silverberg Anthony passed away peacefully at Bay View Manor in Beaufort, S.C., on Friday, the fourth of July, 2014. Mrs. Anthony was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late William and Rose Silverberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Anthony; sister, Ruth Laura Silverberg; and brother, Sydney Silverberg. Joan met George in 1945 in Paris, France, during World War II, where she was serving her country in the American Red Cross. They were married in Paris in 1946. Joan retired as an executive secretary from M. Lowenstein and spent many years volunteering with the Red Cross and the Museum of York County. Joan was a founding member of the Rock Hill Variety Club. She was the oldest member of Hilton Head Presbyterian Church, where she was baptized at age 90 with her great-granddaughter, Patterson. Mrs. Anthony was recently recognized by the American Red Cross and presented a lifetime service award given to only 300 volunteers in the history of the Red Cross. Mrs. Anthony is survived by her son, Steve Anthony Sr. (Ann) of Bluffton, S.C.; daughter, Donna Anthony Givens (Tom) of Rock Hill, S.C.; grandchildren, Steve Anthony Jr. (Margaret), Lori Anthony Guscio (Jamie), Mary Katherine Givens and Alex Givens; and five great-granddaughters, Meg Anthony, Lauren Anthony, Carly Anthony, Patterson Guscio and Lily Guscio. The Rev. William McCutchen will be officiating a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill, S.C. The family will receive friends at the end of the service at the graveside and other times at the home of Tom and Donna Anthony Givens. The family requests memorials be sent to Hilton Head Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 235 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton, S.C., and Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel are assisting the Anthony family.
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Published in The Herald from July 7 to July 8, 2014