OBITUARY

Philip Carl Antonio

May 6, 1939October 16, 2011

Mr. Philip Carl Antonio, 72 of Salisbury passed away on Sunday October 16, 2011 at Lutheran Homes at Trinity Oaks. Born on May 6, 1939 in New York, he was the son of the late Joe and Ida Viscione Antonio. Educated in the New York schools, he was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Antonio served his country in the US Army. His professional career was with General Diaper Corporation and later retired from Montefiore Hospital. His hobbies were photography, watching wildlife, and his dogs. He also was fond of cars and guns, and particularly of the New York Yankees.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa Ann Antonio who died July 11, 1976.

Those left to cherish his memories is his wife of 26 years, Diane Herlich Antonio, to whom he married on July 19, 1985. Daughter Felicia Antonio and Michelle Antonio, both of New York, Annette Dickerson and husband Ronald of Centereach NY, sons Joey Antonio and wife Izadora of Ft. Mill, SC and son Philip Antonio and wife Pinky of New Providence New Jersey. Also surviving him is a sister Victoria Platania, of New York and three grandchildren.

Visitation for the Antonio family will be on Wednesday night from 6:00-9:00 at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove with funeral mass on Thursday at 2:00 also at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 19, 2011
  • Funeral Thursday, October 20, 2011
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Izadora Antonio

October 20, 2011

Phil, I'll miss you very much. I thank God for the opportunity that I had to meet you and being part of your family. I'll always remember you as a wonderful and kind man. Rest in peace .
With love,

Izadora

Izadora Antonio

October 20, 2011

Izadora Antonio

October 20, 2011

Izadora Antonio

October 20, 2011

Robert Platania

October 19, 2011

Diane, Felicia, Michele, Annette, Joey, Phillip and my Mom,

I was sad to hear of Uncle Flip's (loved calling him that to annoy him at the diaper factory) passing. I have a lot of wonderful memories of him as an uncle, Godfather and a boss. I know he will be missed as a father, husband, brother and an uncle.However, I can only imagine the wonderful reunion he will have with Aunt Theresa, Grandma Ida , Poppy , Uncle Joey , Aunt Michelle and my brother Michael. I hope these thoughts will help you all get through this most difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and my prayers.....With love, Robert

October 19, 2011

Luke 8:49-56 is an encouraging account to consider for your family.

Isnaldo Silva

October 19, 2011

Nosso desejo é de poder ofertar um pouco de conforto a vocês e em especial à Daiana, o que a distância não nos permite, mas estejam certos que em pensamentos estaremos com vocês sofrendo este momento de dor e perda.
Isnaldo e Rita

John Davis

October 19, 2011

Dear Joe, Izadora and all the Antonio's family:
Praying that you take the Lord's hand and let Him comfort and guide you. He won't let you walk alone because He loves and cares for you. May God Strengthen and Keep You during This Difficult Time
We wish to extend our condolences and let you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
John and Carolina Davis

Florence Silva

October 18, 2011

May God bless you

Keith McLiverty

October 18, 2011

I was sad to hear that Mr. Antonio passed away. As a child I recall visiting him and his family on Long Island with my parents Rick and Helen Mcliverty. His work truck in the driveway, and us sitting in the backyard- this is about thirty three years ago. I was amazed that so many diapers were used that a truck was needed to take care of them- oh what we thought as a child.

I remember watching the Wizard of Oz with Michelle and his kids, and everytime it is on TV, I think of where I first saw it.

When you are young it seemed that my parents and their friends were ageless, and were forever going to be around and the same. Well, reality is that today we are our parents, and our parents are of the age where God will start to call them home. To Michelle and the Antonio children, on behalf of Scott and myself, Keith McLiverty, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thank you Mr. Antonio for the memories, and may you rest in peace.