Donald E. Anthony, 83, of Georgetown, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully Monday, June 30, 2014, in the presence of his son and daughter at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Md.
Don was born in Reading, Pa. in 1931. He moved to New Castle, 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 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, 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-granddaughter Hunter Anthony; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
Viewing was held Saturday, July 5, at the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle. The funeral service was held followed by a Masonic Service. Interment followed 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 Road, Milford, DE 19963, Wounded Warriors Organization, woundedwarriorproject.org, or any U.S. military veteran organization of your choice. www.mccreryandharra.com.