Donald E. Anthony

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  • "Don, I never had the pleasure of meeting your father but..."
    - Elaine Zak
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    - Rick Goodman
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    - Deb Records
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    - Pat Horne
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Georgetown - Don Anthony of Georgetown, DE, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2014 in the presence of his son and daughter at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Don was born in Reading, PA in 1931. He moved to New Castle, DE when he was 4 years old, where he grew up and graduated from William Penn High School in 1949. He served with the Delaware National Guard during the Korean Conflict and worked for the Diamond State Telephone Company for over 30 years. Upon his retirement, he moved to Georgetown, DE with his wife Aileen. Don was a Mason. A member of St. John's Lodge #2 A.F. & A.M. Delaware Consistory, Nur Temple Shrine, and Royal Order of Jesters Court #164 where he was a Past Director. He also belonged to the Elks, Moose, and American Legion, and Sussex Pines Country Club. Outside of his participation with various clubs, his other interests were flying, playing golf, and traveling. A horse owner, his recent interests included harness racing at local tracks. Don loved to have fun and was a Tennessee Squire. He is remembered fondly for his laugh, smile, and wit. Those that can call him "friend" are the most fortunate of all and will no doubt remember him fondly. He would want everyone to remember the good times. Don is predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Aileen, his mother, Agnes Anthony, his father, Marion W. Anthony, Sr. and his brother, Marion W. Anthony, Jr. He is survived by his son and daughter, Don Anthony and Kathy Sobus, three grandchildren Andrew Anthony (Jordan), Max Sobus, and Meredith Sobus, great-grand daughter Hunter Anthony, as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. Friends are invited to call on the family on Saturday, July 5 from 10-11 am at the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. The funeral service will begin at 11 followed by a Masonic Service. Interment will follow the services in the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is asking you to make contributions to: The Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Rd. Milford, DE 19963, Wounded Warriors Organization,, or any US Military Veteran organization of your choice.

Published in NewsZapDE on July 2, 2014
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