OSWEGO, NY – Robert J. Anthony, 83, of New Haven, NY, passed away peacefully Thursday morning April 16, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Oswego, to William and Elizabeth (Blaise) Anthony.
Mr. Anthony remained a lifelong resident of Oswego.
He was a 1948 graduate of Oswego High School.
Mr. Anthony was a United States veteran having served in the Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954.
He was past employed with Marathon, Oswego, the Hammermill, Oswego, and later retired in 1999 as an engineer with International Paper, Oswego, after 47 years of service.
Mr. Anthony enjoyed bowling, painting and drawing.
He was also an avid reader.
Mr. Anthony is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Anthony of New Haven; four children: Denise (Richard) Baldwin of Nevada, Barbara (Bob) Bateman, Lisa (John) Johnston and Jamie (Daniel) Buske all of Oswego; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his siblings: Margaret Beach, William Anthony and Charles Anthony.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately.
Calling hours will be conducted Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102 Oswego, NY 13126.