William "Bill" Lloyd Anthony, 69, of Pleasantville, PA, passed away peacefully at 10:55 pm on Friday, August 9, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family after fighting a long hard battle.
Bill was born on March 9, 1950, in Titusville to the late Lloyd and Evelyn Anthony of Pleasantville. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Schneider Anthony, whom he married on July 17, 1971.
Bill was a very loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His grandkids and great grand babies were the sparkle of his eye.
As many know, Bill was involved in a little bit of everything. If anyone ever needed help, that's where you would find him. He was a Past President of the Pleasantville Lions Club, President and Coach for the Pleasantville Little League, Coach for Pleasantville Elementary Basketball, He was one of the original organizers for the Titusville Youth Football Program, Member of the Titusville Blue Lodge F&A.M. #758, a very active member of the Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie, where he was a member of numerous clubs within the Shrine and a previous treasurer and trustee. He was the "Godfather" of the Venango County Tri Wheels for 37 years, where he was known for his riding ability and making the crowd go crazy with getting the green machines on two wheels. He was very proud of organizing the annual Tri-Wheels Golf Outing to give seniors in high school a chance to earn a scholarship. He was a lifetime member of the Bruce Shorts Post 5958 VFW, member of the Moose Club and the Cleo J. Ross Post 368 American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Evelyn Anthony, his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Catherine Lammers Schneider; a niece, Heather Owens; a brother-in-law, John Bauer; and twin grand-daughters, Josie and Jodi Anthony.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Anthony of Pleasantville; three children, Scott Anthony of Pleasantville, Carie Anthony and companion, Pat Sampson of Titusville, Holly Galmish and husband Todd of Pleasantville; five grandchildren, Kali Hinkle, Nicole Heitzenrater and husband, Brandon, Brett Hinkle, Sara Albegiani and husband Michael, Macy Anthony; two great grandbabies, Hudson Heitzenrater, Liliana Albegiani; four sisters, Ruth Schneider and husband Robert of Pleasantville, Kandy Bauer of Titusville, Vicki Owens and husband, Keith of Emlenton, Penny Covell and husband Randy of Oil City; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends that he cherised.
Calling hours will be conducted from the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, PA 16354 on Tuesday, August 13th from 1-4 and 6-9 PM, a combination of Masonic, Royal Order of Jesters, and Tri-Wheels services will be held at 6:45 PM. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Timothy Maybray pastor of the Titusville Free Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery, Pleasantville, with full military rites observed.
Memorial contributions can be made to Venango County Tri-Wheels (scholarship fund) c/o Lou Carbaugh, 133 Pennsylvania Ave., Seneca, PA 16346 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W8th St., Erie, Pa 16505.