Thomas Ray Anthony

Born: Mon., Jun. 18, 1945
Died: Sat., May 10, 2014


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., May 14, 2014
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., May 14, 2014
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


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Thomas Ray Anthony, 68, of Warren, PA, died Saturday, May 10, 2014 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  Thomas was born June 18, 1945, in Ashtabula, OH, the son of the late Frank and Leona McCuean Anthony.  

Thomas was raised in Conneaut Lake, PA.  He graduated Conneaut Lake Area High.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and later worked for Lakawana Railroad. He had driven truck for various companies before owning and operating his own truck.  He had also worked at Penn Dot for 12 years; the Rouse Home; and the Warren State Hospital, from which he retired in 1993, due to health complications.

Thomas had volunteered with many fire departments throughout his life, including The Greenwood Fire Company, in Geneva; the Tidioute Fire Company; and the Glade Fire Department.  He was a Lieutenant in the Fire Police, and an EMT, as well as an EMT Instructor.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Anthony, whom he married October 10, 1987; and eight children, Dawn Anthony, of Pittsburgh, PA, Wesley Anthony, of LA, Thomas Anthony, Jr., and fiancée, Susan Russell, of Knoxville, TN, Frank Anthony, of Sugar Grove, PA, Lori (Tremblay) Mayes, and husband, Joel, TN, Mark Tremblay, and wife, Sherryl, Warren, PA, Ronda Lynn (Tremblay) Stanton, and husband, Robert, and Susan Marie (Tremblay) Colosimo, and husband, Scott, of Warren; two sisters, Beth Kriboc, of Hermitage, PA, and Joy Arquette, of Lyons, OH; fifteen grandchildren, Nicole, Samantha and Jeffrey Strain, Christian and Caleb Anthony, Cody and Grace Anthony, Rachel and Noah Mayes, Kalie and Samantha Tremblay, Whitney Colosimo, Alec, Emma and Ethan Colosimo; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by three siblings, Nancy McDowell, Donald McDowell, and Percy Reed McDowell, who was killed in the Korean War.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, on Wednesday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at which time, a funeral service will be held there, with Rev. Marcus Briggs, pastor and chaplain, Rouse Home and Warren General Hospital, officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glade Volunteer Fire Department, 14 Hohman Rd, Warren, PA 16365.


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Denise Cederquist
   Posted Mon May 12, 2014
Just saw Tom a few months ago at the eye dr. office. He couldn't remember me, but we both were employed at WSH. He was a gentleman and made a perfect Santa Claus. He was always willing to help. Please accept my sympathy.

Wendy Robbins
   Posted Sat May 17, 2014
Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a very nice guy who I always enjoyed talking to. Hugs to Carol.

Lorie (Nugent) Campbell
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, Carol. I ve known the family a long time, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all!

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