Donald Fay AntonevichMarch 8, 1944 ~ July 24, 2017 (age 73)
Donald “Don” F. Antonevich died, Monday July 24, 2017, after a horrific end of life struggle at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, Ohio, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born and raised near Winooski, VT to parents Doris (Beaupre) and Ignatius Antonevich. He entered active duty service in the US Air Force in 1963 at Cherry Hill, NJ and proudly served (boots to ground) in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He started his career as a salesman for St. Regis Paper, Boston, MA, and then worked at System Packaging, division of Glassline Corporation, Perrysburg, OH, and retired as division manager after 40 years of service. Don was extremely hardworking, funny and giving. He would help anyone in need and would always have a hilarious story to share. He was a man who had true honor. Don was a Mason a member of AMVET’S and the American Legion. He was an avid Civil War artifact collector, he loved family, outdoor activities and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Survived by his wife of 32 years, Amy Jo (Smith) Antonevich. Don and Amy were married on June 4, 1985 in South Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Throughout the years, Don and Amy made wonderful memories enjoying the glorious waters of Michigan’s Coldwater Lake Chain and Vermont’s Lake Champlain. Survived by his daughters, Amy Judith (Dermot) Antonevich Forde and Paula Jane (Kevin) Antonevich Myers, grandson, Aidan Forde and like a son Patrick (Kimberly) Knapp, numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Private memorial ceremony to be held in Vermont at a date to be determined.
Donations in Don’s memory may be made to The Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, OH or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, research for the cure.
Online condolences to www.reebfuneralhome.com