Antonio R. Antunez

March 10, 1927January 26, 2011

ANTONIO R. ANTUNEZ M.D., beloved husband of the late Marian (nee Orqvist); dearest father of Juan (Stephanie); devoted grandfather of Alexis and Spencer; dear brother of Paco (Pepita), Juan Manuel (Angeles), Dolores, Maria Louisa (Pepe, deceased) and Ignatius (deceased)(Clara); loving uncle of many. Antonio also leaves behind a large extended family in Malaga, Spain. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Western Reserve 200 East 185 St. Cleveland, Ohio 44119. Mass of Christian Burial 10 am Monday January 31 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Private inurnment. The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS.,(at Lander Rd.) SUNDAY 2 TO 7 PM. Online tribute and condolences



  • Visitation Sunday, January 30, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Monday, January 31, 2011


  • Inurnment Private

Antonio R. Antunez

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Reinhard Gahbauer

February 13, 2011

Very saddened by the loss, I shall forever treasure the memory of this extraordinary human being. We all remember his infectious enthusiasm and laughter and we still draw lessons from his wisdom, his generosity and humanity. When Toni talked about a painting, music, architecture or history, the depth of his experience and knowledge was captivating and enlightening. Toni was genuine in everything he did and admirably without any pretenses. I am proud to have been one of his many disciples in medicine. I drew from his knowledge and insights for all my career and will forever be grateful for his friendship, support and encouragement.
My deep sympathy to all his family
Reinhard Gahbauer

John Horton

February 12, 2011

I will always remember and appreciate Dr. Antunez for believing in me and giving me a chance as I began my career working with him at CCF. He was a warm, caring person with a wonderful personality. He will be missed by many. My thoughts are with his family.

George Belhobek

February 9, 2011

Jeanie and I send our deepest sympathy to all family members. I have fond memories of Tony at CCF. Jeanie too remembers him well as he was one of those "larger than life" people. He will be greatly missed.

Mª d.l.Ángeles Rguez.

February 9, 2011

Querido Tio Antonio:No te voy a decir como es tan usual en estos días,"Allá donde estés" para mí ese ´"allá" es el cielo, puesto que soy creyente; ahí ya estás cerca de todos los miembros de nuestra familia,que antes que tú dejaron este mundo, con ellos que tanto disfrutaste y tambien sufriste.
El objeto de mi carta tiene dos razones principales, Primero: Quiero darte las gracias por haber sido como fuiste, por tu alegría que contagiaba a todos los que estabamos a tu lado, por haber sido un incansable trabajador,por tu afan de superación, de ayuda a los demás, ejemplo a seguir p or todos nosotros.
Por haber decidido pasar tu vida al lado de tia Mariam, la cual supo integrarse en una familia, en la que todo le era adverso, hasta la misma lengua, sinembargo ella hizo posible que la sintiéramos parte de nuestra sangre, que conociese nuestras inquietudes como si siempre hubiese vivido en esta familia.
Y en Segundo lugar quiero pedirte ahora que tan cerca estás del Altisimo,que intercedas por esta familia que has dejado aquí abajo:tus hijos,nietos,hermanos y porque no tambien tu sobrinos, para que exista entre todos nosotros esa alegría que tu irradiabas,esa autenticidad que te caracterizaba, donde no habia falsedad que corroe los lazos de unión que deben existir entre todos los seres humanos y muy especialmente entre aquellos que nos consideramos cristianos.
Por todo ello y tantas otras cosas que serían muy largas de enumerar, de nuevo te doy las gracias de todo corazón, y no olvides de interceder por todos nosotros, ahora que ya estás tan cerca de Él.
Tu sobrina.
Mª de los Ángeles

Elayne R. Biddlestone EVP/CEO

January 31, 2011

The Board of Directors of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio, along with the President and myself, extend our deepest sympathies to the Antunez family. Dr. Antunez served the medical profession well and duly devoted his efforts to the profession and the community. He shall be missed.

Suzan Cheng

January 31, 2011

A mentor, a gentleman (and Mrs., a gentlewoman) who believed in the goodness of people, and who believed in me at the beginning of my career. It was my privilege to bask in the light of his mentorship and share no small number of mulligans over the years! He influenced my critical oncology thinking but more importantly, was a role model for leading with the heart. God Bless us all, for it will be a struggle to love life as much as he did. Our sympathies to the families of this great couple.

John R Murphy

January 30, 2011

Marian and Tony were so proud of son Juan. Antonio was the greatest.

John R Murphy

January 30, 2011

Marian and Tony were so proud of son Juan. Antonio was the greatest. Dr and Mra John R Murphy

Ignacio Lahorra

January 30, 2011

Antonio has been a dear friend since I came to this country over 50 years ago. We were residents together and enjoyed many good times. I will miss him. My condolences and deepest sympathies to the Antunez family.

Ignacio Lahorra and family

ty daniels

January 29, 2011

My sincerest condolences to the family. May the true God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief.(Isa 61:2)