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Joseph R. Anthony, 74, a participant in many sailing regattas through the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, died Saturday (Nov. 21, 1998) in his Amherst home after an illness of one year.

Anthony, who was known as Bob, was born in Buffalo and raised in Fort Erie, Ont., where he graduated from high school.

After serving as a Navy petty officer during World War II, he worked as a construction foreman for Mader Construction Corp., winning several awards for craftsmanship and leadership.

He later worked for CECOS International and Browning-Ferris Industrial Waste Management Systems, where he received a sales award. He retired in 1996.

Anthony was an avid sailor, participating in many sailing competitions.

He also was a member of the Sunday Choir at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Mary T. Spina; a daughter, Patricia Miller of Clifton Park; three sons, James of Encino, Calif., Paul of Cleveland and Michael; four sisters, Anita Braymen of Geneseo, Jeanette Shields of Lancaster, Rita Britting of the Town of Hamburg and Marie of Fresno, Calif.; a brother, William of Kenmore; and 10 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Benedict's Church, 1317 Eggert Road at Main Street, Eggertsville. Prayers will be said at 9 in Dengler Funeral Home, 9070 Eggert Road, Eggertsville. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.


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