November 17, 2010
Charles V. Anthony, 70, of Frackville, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning at his residence.
Born in Mar Lin, he was a son of the late Charles and Anna Semick Anthony.
He had been employed as a serviceman for PPL until he retired in 2004.
He was a tank commander in the Army Reserves and was called to duty for the Bay of Pigs invasion during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Charles was very involved throughout the years in Frackville youth athletics. He had been a coach for Frackville Midget football, he was a past president of the Spartan Half-Time Club and until his death was a faithful supporter of Spartan football and both boys' and girls' Spartan basketball teams. He was an avid Phillies, Eagles and Penn State fan.
He was a former member of Frackville Area Municipal Authority, Frackville.
His love for animals made him a dedicated and fervent supporter of Hillside SPCA, Pottsville.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Geary Anthony.
Charles is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Linda M. Hutira; two sons, Charles and his wife, Barbara Anthony, Harrisburg, and Brian and his wife, Rosalina Anthony, Frackville; three grandchildren, Mitchel, Matthew and Deidre Anthony; a brother, John Anthony, Frackville; an aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service at 10 a.m. Saturday from Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family prefers contributions in Charles name be made to Hillside SPCA, Hillside Road, Pottsville, PA 17901. Sign the guest book, leave personal condolences and for further information, please visit www.thomasmsullivanfuneralhome.com