Obituaries

Click here to view our archives

Obituaries » Barry L. Anthony

Barry L. Anthony

June 24, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Service Date: October 19, 2019

Funeral Home James Wilson Funeral Home

Private cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and under the direction of James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.
A “Fall Picnic” Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2PM at the Hawley Park Bandstand Pavilion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barry’s name to: The Riverside Dog Park via the Lake Region Community Dock Foundation (LRCDF.org) or make checks payable to LRCDF and mail to Riverside Dog Park, PO Box 320, Hawley, Pa 18428.

Barry L. Anthony, 75, of Hawley, Pa went home to be with the Lord May 30,2019.
Barry was an active Boy Scout as teenager and young adult. He earned his Eagle Scout badge and was inducted into and awarded The Order of the Arrow. He was a graduate of Liberty High School, Allentown, Pa. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Pilgrim College, Allentown, Pa and was ordained into the ministry in 1962. He served churches within the Evangelical Congregational Church. He received his graduate degree, Master of Divinity from Myerstown School of Technology in 1965. While serving his churches he continued his studies in systematic theology.
Following his Pastoral calling he began a career in direct sales of CMS East Inc. (Cemetery Management Services) Westmoreland, Pa. He was a awarded Sales Manager of the Year in 1987 and became the first director of CMS EAST pre-need sales Training School. Upon moving to Hawley he worked in advertising sales for the River Reporter, Narrowsburg, NY, Sullivan County Democrat, Jeffersonville, NY and the News Eagle, Hawley, Pa.
The last twenty years he, and his wife, opened several antiquarian used bookstores. Milford Book Cellar, Milford; Main Street Books, Honesdale; Books & Prints Milford; and lastly Main Avenue Books & Bindery, Hawley. Early on during this time he held an apprenticeship as a bookbinder and eventually opened his own bindery. He thoughtfully passed his skills to his spouse who will continue his legacy. Barry was well known throughout the Tri-State area for his expertise as a bookbinder. To his credit he was the bookbinder for the Archdiocese of New York.
Although he had varied careers, his first passion was serving the Lord. He continued to witness throughout his life and spent hours studying God’s Word. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Born June 24, 1943 Barry was the son of the late Paul W. and Ruth V. Anthony. He was preceded in death by a daughter Sharon Anthony Motzer. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Hillary, Hawley, Pa. A son Lee Anthony, Stuarts Drive, VA. A step-daughter Jamie Seifert and her husband William, of Reston, VA. A step-son Joshua Kohn and his wife Rebecca of Glenside, PA. A brother Paul C. Anthony and his wife Judith of Homosassa, FL. Five grandchildren Daniel Anthony, of Maryland, Jackson and Wyatt Seifert of Reston, VA, Everett and Elinore Kohn of Glenside, Pa. a niece and four nephews all of Allentown, Pa. One of his greatest loves and comfort where his standard poodles, CJ, Molly, Grace, and Della.
The family would like to thank the areas’ Fire, Police, and EMS crews, and the EMT’s from Commonwealth Health who assisted him during his illness. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of Traditional Home Health and Hospice who made his journey home a beautiful experience.
Private cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and under the direction of James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.
A “Fall Picnic” Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2PM at the Hawley Park Bandstand Pavilion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barry’s name to: The Riverside Dog Park via the Lake Region Community Dock Foundation (LRCDF.org) or make checks payable to LRCDF and mail to Riverside Dog Park, PO Box 320, Hawley, Pa 18428.

Comments are closed.