Alfred Earl ANTHONY, 85, of Largo, FL, died Wednesday, May 23, 2022 in Largo Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born January 22, 1937, in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of Alfred W. Anthony and Martha Hammond Anthony. Alfred grew up in North Fork, PA. For his last years of school, he and his sister, Mary, went to live with relatives in Salamanca, where he graduated from Little Valley High School. After returning to his home in North Fork, he attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Harrison Valley. Here he was reacquainted with and married Elsie Potter, with whom he had four children. He attended Nyack Missionary College in Nyack, NY. After college, he drove the Shortline Bus into Manhattan. This is where he met his second wife, Anne C. Dove. They had one daughter. They resided in Goshen NY, during which he worked in Manhattan at First National City Bank in Escrow. When he left the bank in the 1970’s, he decided to change careers and became a chef and maître d’ and partnered with many restaurants in New York. In 1984, he moved to Florida which would become his home for the rest of his life. He was known by his local friends as Tony. There he also worked as a chef and then owned a successful landscaping business for many years. Alfred was a man of many talents. He was an accomplished equestrian; he was in the Hunt Club with his wife, Anne, and rode his horse Peanuts in the Windy Hollow Hunt in Orange County, NY. He was an avid golfer and loved fishing. He was an expert gardener and was knowledgeable about plants, flowers, and palm trees. He was very musical; he played the piano and had a lovely voice. Most of all, Alfred was a philanthropist and a devout Christian. He spent most of his free time volunteering at the Bridgepoint Church and at Northside Christian School. For the last ten years of his life, he lived at the Freedom Square Nursing Home.
Surviving are: five children, Alfred (Deborah) Anthony of Spencerport, NY, Deborah (Mark) Kinem, of Jamestown, NY, Gregory Anthony of Whitesville, NY, Jeffrey Anthony of Arab, AL, and Olivia Dove Anthony (Nicola Vaglini) of Cecina (LI) Italy; fifteen grandchildren, Amanda, Katelyn, Sean, Abigail, Joseph, Jared, Gabriel, Jason, Benjamin, Orin, Aurora, Kayla, Cherokee, Zachary, and Ian; six great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Charlotte, Jax, Eleanor, and Judson; a sister, Mary Van Pelt of Harrison Valley, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Anne Anthony; four brothers, William Anthony, Richard E. Anthony, James N. Anthony, and David Anthony; and a sister, Ardath Snyder Judd.
Friends may call at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Harrison Valley, PA on Saturday November 26, 2022 from 12:30 – 1:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 1:00 PM. Rev. Kevin Cornish will officiate. Burial will be in Brookfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Penn-York Camp and Retreat Center, 266 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948 or Northside Christian School, (for tuition assistance fund) 7777 62nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.