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Tony G. Anthony, S.M. Flickinger vice president, World War II veteran

July 23, 1924 - April 2, 2017

Tony G. Anthony, retired vice president  for S.M. Flickinger Inc. and a World War II veteran, died April 2 after becoming ill while visiting  family in Atlanta.  He was 92.

Born in Marblehead, Mass., Mr. Anthony  moved to Buffalo with his family as a child. He graduated in 1942 from Technical High School. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade, and assigned to the Amphibious Pacific Forces in the Asiatic Theatre.  After his discharge he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1946.

Mr. Anthony joined  Flickinger. the wholesale grocery company,  in 1954 and was named vice president in charge of perishable operations in the company's institutional frozen foods and dairy produce departments in 1959. He also was instrumental in  product development.

After retiring from the Flickinger n 1983 he served as president of  R.K.R. Dial-a-Phone and also was active in sales for Woodhill Capital, a Williamsville leasing company.

He served as a trustee on the board of Dominion Mortgage Realty and Trust and as a director for Bradens Inc., a specialty gourmet business in Amherst.

Active in skiing, tennis and squash, he was a longtime member of  Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club.

His wife of 62 years, the former Elizabeth Johnson,  said her husband for years was tasked to interview  prospective students at Dartmouth.

Survivors also include a daughter, Pam Altman; a  son, David; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Delaware Avenue and West Utica Street.


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