Ferris J. Antoon
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AGE: 80 • West Long Branch
Ferris J. Antoon, age 80 of West Long Branch died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Born in Uniontown, PA, he had lived in West Long Branch for the past 50 years. Ferris graduated from West Virginia University and received his Masters at Monmouth University. In 1960, he started teaching at the Bradley School in Asbury Park and then continued at Frank Antonides School in West Long Branch as a Physical Ed teacher, coach and Athletic Director until he retired in 1993. He was the founder and Director of the Brookdale Community College Sports Camps; a member of the Shore Sports Alumni; founder of the Ferris Antoon - Jim Carrigan Monmouth County Intermediate School Soccer League; and a member of the Advisory Committee and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the School of Physical Education at West Virginia University. Ferris served his country honorable in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church of Christ the King Parish in Long Branch.
He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Antoon. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Deanna Antoon; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law; Jeffrey Antoon and his son, Chris; Philip and Danielle Antoon and their children, Giovanna and Adriana Gonzales and Isabella Antoon; a daughter and a son-in-law, Susan and Gordon Cousins and their children, Seth and Luke.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22, from 4-8 m at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave., (corner of Third Ave.), Long Branch. Funeral, Wednesday 9 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass at 10 am at Holy Trinity Church in Long Branch. Entombment will be at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the West Virginia University Foundation CPASS Building Fund, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, West Virginia 26507-1650. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence through www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740
Published in Asbury Park Press from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2013