Edward Calvin Anton, Jr.

November 26, 1939 - October 12, 2020

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Edward Calvin Anton Jr. passed away on Monday, October 12th. He was a Cincinnati and Boca Grande resident. Ed was a member of the St. Michaels Parish in Sharonville. Ed graduated from Roger Bacon High School in 1958. After high school Ed enlisted in the Navy and served honorably for four years. Ed and his brother Ken were co-owners of Valley Refrigeration started by their father Ed Sr. and they carried on the company legacy “we keep the city cool since 1937”. Ed was originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where he met his first love and wife of over 60 years Judy and then found his second love of fishing in Boca Grande. Ed was beloved by his wife Judy, his children Edward (Michele) Anton III of Cincinnati, OH, Catherine (Rick) Demerle of Cincinnati, OH, and Debra (Mark) Anton of Naples, FL, his grandchildren James Neumann, Christopher Neumann, Mary Neumann, Jackson Anton, Natalie Anton, Shelby Anton, and Whitmore Neumann, one great grandchild, his seven younger brothers Rick, Tom, Bill, John, Mark, Ken and Jim Anton and countless friends. Ed truly never met a stranger and will be remembered by everyone who loved him whenever we hear the words “One more beer, one more spot or one more cast.” Visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Hodapp Funeral Home 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42) West Chester, OH 45069 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Church in Sharonville, 11144 Spinner Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45241 on Friday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sharonville, OH or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 240 Park Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921

To live stream the Mass of Christian Burial click the link below. Then scroll to "Online Mass and Worship Aid" and then click on "Stream Spot". The Mass will be available to view at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 16.




Michelle Carmichael Morgan - Oct 18, 2020
Sending you my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. I am so grateful to have known your father. God Bless Him his family.
Barb - Oct 17, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Prayers and Hugs
tim coombs - Oct 16, 2020
Judy, we knew you and Ed many years ago. Played cards with Carl and Dottie and you and Ed. Many great times together. Sorry for your loss and our condolences to you and your family Tim and Eileen Coombs
Ron Hakes - Oct 15, 2020
Judy, Ed, Cathy, Debbie, Natalie, Jack & Shelby, We are so blessed to have had Ed in our lives. He was so kind to us and treated us like family. We were deeply saddened to when we heard the news. You have all been so special to us. You will always be Family to us. God bless you and God keep Ed in your kingdom so that we may meet again and celebrate your blessings. Gods Peace
The Chuey’s - Oct 15, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss. I know you all have wonderful memories especially of sunny, fun times in FL. Blessings to all. Thinking of you all. With kind regards, Rob, Martina and Charles Chuey
Laura and Greg Harden - Oct 14, 2020
Judy, Ed, Natalie, Jack and Shelby. Please accept our deepest condolences for the passing of your fun-loving and kind husband, father and grandfather. He certainly lived his life to the fullest and will be missed terribly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Laura and Greg Harden