Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Dale E. Anthony, 90, of Main St., Chicora, a well-known area resident, passed away Tuesday evening, December 1, 2020 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Dale was born in the Village of Kepple’s Corners on November 4, 1930. He was the son of the late Raymond and Agnes Anthony Peirce and Louis Corso and was raised in Petrolia by his maternal grandparents, Martin and Lillie Anthony.
He attended school in Karns City and entered the U.S. Army just following World War II and was proud of his military service. Dale had earned the rank of Corporal and was in The U.S. Constabulary and peacekeeping force post-World War II in Germany and had earned an occupation medal. Dale was well known for being able to fix anything and loved tinkering in his garage. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. In his younger years, Dale was in a band with Joe Kusick, Oscar Kammerdeiner, and other friends. He continued playing instruments and in his later years had taught himself to play the banjo. Following his retirement he memorized the entire book of Gray’s Anatomy to keep his mind sharp. He and his many stories will be greatly missed.
Dale retired following more than 40 years of service as a welder at WITCO Chemical in Petrolia.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Anthony, whom he married in Rimersburg on March 3, 1962. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2020.
Surviving are three daughters, Pearl Ryan and her husband, Charles, of Chicora, Coleen King (Ed) of Port Charlotte, FL, and Rosalyn D. Johnston of Petrolia; six grandchildren, Rod Johnston, Allen Zang (Stacey), Tina Bailey (John), Jessica King, Emily Giammatteo (Todd) and Anthony Ryan (Kerry), a number of great and great great grandchildren, as well as his poodle, “Buffy”.
In addition to his parents and wife, Dale was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa; a grandson, Jeremy King; a great grandson, George Ryan Giammatteo; two sons-in-law, Rick Johnston and Bob King, and a grandson-in-law, Terry Bailey.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main Street, Karns City, from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday. (COVID 19 protocols) A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with family friend, Rev. Dennis Barger, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Chicora Fire Dept., Drawer F, Chicora, PA 16025 or to the Chicora American Legion Post #642, PO Box 43, Chicora, PA 16025.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hile.com.