1943 - 2012
"Not Fade Away"
Shinning in the sunlight
Headed somewhere in flight
They're taking you away
And leaving me lonely
Slowly fading out of sight
as long as we can remember, Dad always made it clear he wanted
his ashes to be launched into space after he passed away. It brings
us nothing but joy to know we’re making your dream to soar
in space a reality.
Gaylord D. Anthony, 68, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012,
at home. He was born in the small town of Corry, Pennsylvania.
Known as Tony to his friends since childhood, he had a love of
science from a very young age. He received his Bachelor of Science
degree in Chemical Engineering from Grove City College and a Ph.D.
in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Akron.
His career began with Shell Oil Co. in California, but he found
his calling in the pharmaceutical industry with G.D. Searle &
Co. in Chicago. As part of a team, he was instrumental in the
development of the sweetener Equal. His career advanced with moves
to Squibb, Revlon Health Care, and Warner Lambert/Pfizer, working
in quality control and FDA compliance with several international
assignments including time living in Japan and France. While with
Warner Lambert, he worked to bring Lipitor to market.
After retirement in 2001, he moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina.
He was a consultant in compliance post retirement and enjoyed
working in a local bookstore. As part of a group, he judged science
fairs and was an aide in the high school chemistry department.
He and his wife Lori enjoyed traveling and did so extensively,
including visiting World Heritage sites all over Europe, a canal
boat trip through the UK and many trips through the Caribbean.
He also loved to play cards, whether playing with his poker group
or out in Vegas, he was unstoppable when he got “hot as
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Loretta; two daughters,
Gwen (John) Bonhage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., and Kristin
(Larry) Pesce of Providence, Rhode Island; two granddaughters,
Christiane Bonhage and Corinn Pesce; a sister, Mabel (Ed) Lockhart;
a sister-in-law, Idabell Anthony; his father-in law, Robert Lindstrom;
two sisters-in-law, Alma McWilliams and Julie Ann Lindstrom (Joseph
Carrannante); an uncle, Darl (Marion) Anthony of Erie, Pennsylvania;
his friend of 60+ years Harrison Cole; cousins; nieces; nephews;
his poker group; and many friends.