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Anthony Peter “Tony” Anastos

Anthony Pierre “Tony” Anastos, of Lock Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at UMPC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born in Lock Haven in 1966, he was the son of Stella Kakarous Anastos and the late Peter L. Anastos.

With his two brothers, Louis and Phillip, he was co-owner of Texas Lunch, Anastos Brothers Auto Sales and he invested himself body and soul in the restaurant Stella A.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1984, he attended Lock Haven University.

He spent his entire life in Lock Haven where he will be remembered as a warm and welcoming businessman with an infectious smile. He generously supported Lock Haven’s goals and causes.

His great passion was sports. As a youth, he played baseball and football and was a wrestler. As an adult, he was an enthusiastic cheerleader for Lock Haven teams as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Tony has lived, loved and talked about sports.

His side gig predicted the weather.

He served for nine years on the Lock Haven University Foundation Board of Trustees and for the past four years as Chairman of its Athletics Committee. He also served on the Foundation’s Executive Committee for five years.

Additionally, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Besides his mother and brothers, he is survived by his sisters-in-law, Jacqui Anastos and Catherine Anastos; his nephew, Pierre; his nieces, Alexis and Olivia Anastos, whom he adored; and a step-niece Caitlin Sweeney.

He is also survived by his longtime partner, Mary Kathryn Kline, of Lock Haven, and his children, Nick, Lissa and Kathryn.

A private funeral service will be held for his family. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tony’s name may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lock Haven or Chestnut Grove Recreation Authority, which is a 501(C)(3) youth sports initiative to benefit the local community with state-of-the-art facilities for playing sports. Checks/contributions should be mailed to Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, PA 17745.

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