Deceased April 9, 2019

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Rev. Henry Anthony, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Jamestown, R.I., died April 9. He was born in Providence, the son of Ralph and Doris Ostby Anthony. His wife, Mary Swan Anthony, died in 2005. He is survived by Frank (Pam) of Rye, N.H.; Stephen (Leona) of Honolulu; Dana (Sean) Leary of Easton, Mass.; three grandchildren; his partner, Diana Sherman Luth, and her family; and a brother, Harold.

Hank came to Amherst from Moses Brown School. After retiring as a vice president of Smith Barney in 1979, he earned a master of divinity degree from the University of the South, a life-changing pivot to a new calling. He was ordained an Episcopal priest and served parishes in Rhode Island (Newport, Narragansett, Barrington and Providence) and in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. In recent years he returned to part-time work with Van Liew Trust Co. in Providence.

Hank felt his Amherst experience had a profound and positive impact on his development. In four years at the College, he formed relationships that would last the rest of his life. He was full of Amherst stories, from madcap antics at the Beta House and showing of Sabrina, to the rigors of English I and other academic challenges. Growing up, the Anthony family regularly sang the classic Amherst songs, led by the Zumbyes on Hank’s records. I recently came across my father’s old varsity letter sweater, earned in swimming. 

Hank always supported Amherst and worked to inspire his classmates to join him and up their 25th reunion gifts to the College. He shared many fun stories about reconnecting with his classmates across the country in that effort.

Frank Anthony ’79