Stephen H. Anthony of Wellfleet and Boston Mass. died at his home in Wellfleet on Oct. 24, 2010, after a year-long struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 73. He was married to Barbara Mead Anthony for fifty years, and was the father of two daughters, Susan and Emily Anthony. Raised in Newton Center, Steve graduated from Hamilton College and later earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He worked in real estate at New England Mutual Life Insurance Company for twenty years, and then became a founding partner of Copley Real Estate Advisors, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. The rapid growth and success of Copley, and his genuine fondness and respect for all the people who worked there, was a source of great satisfaction in his life. Steve lived in Wellesley for 27 years, and later had homes in Bostons Back Bay and Wellfleet. In Wellesley, he was an active member of the Village Church, and chaired the Advisory Board of the Babson College Center for Real Estate for several years. His children attended Wellesley schools, and his wife Barbara has been well-known as a story teller for the Wellesley Public Schools for the past four decades. Steve had a very deep commitment to community service and Cape Cod conservation, and was a long time director at many organizations including Hamilton College, the Wellfleet Conservation Trust, The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, The Community Builders, Boston City Mission Society, and many more. He will be remembered as a caring parent, mentor, and friend whose conscientiousness was matched by his sense of humor and fun. He leaves his wife Barbara, his daughter Susan of Brooklyn N.Y., his daughter Emily and her husband David Maymudes of Seattle Wash. and their two children, Sophia and Nathaniel. He is also survived by brothers J. Danford of Bloomfield Conn., Cushman of Yarmouth Maine, David Smith of Wayland (husband of his late sister Caroline), Barbaras twin brother Dr. Philip Mead of Shelburne Vt., and many nieces and nephews. A local reception to remember Steve will be held at the Wellesley College Club on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5-7:30p.m. All friends are welcome to come. The memorial service will be held at the Wellfleet Congregational Church on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellfleet Conservation Trust, PO Box 84, Wellfleet, MA 02667 to continue Steves legacy of preserving Cape Cods natural spaces.
Published in The Wellesley Townsman from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2010