Russell Gary Anthony

May 27, 1951January 12, 2014
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Russell "Gary" Anthony, 62, of Raleigh, passed away on January 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Doris "Virginia" Anthony.

Gary was born in Flint, Michigan on May 27, 1951 and raised Lutheran. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1974 with a degree in Computer Science. He worked for General Motors and eventually EDS, which allowed him and his family the opportunity to live in London, England, Centreville, Virginia, and finally settling in Raleigh, NC. While in Raleigh, he also worked for TM Floyd in SC.

Gary enjoyed Michigan State football games. He also liked traveling, but above all, his family was most important to him. He valued the time he was able to spend with Carole, his children, and grandchildren. In August of 2013, Gary achieved his lifelong dream of opening his own business, Big Apple Bagels, in Raleigh with his oldest son, Todd.

Gary is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carole; children, Todd (Terri), Chad (Bonnie), and Lisa; grandchildren, Parker, Camryn, Kellan, Evan, and Jack; and a brother, Martin "Marty" Anthony (Lorraine and daughter Andrea). He was also dearly loved by Carole's family.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 11 am at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will take place at Raleigh Memorial Park. A reception will follow the burial at Mitchell Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at Memorial gifts may be given to the Kidney Cancer Foundation or Heartland Hospice Care Raleigh, NC.



  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2014


  • Burial, Reception

Russell Gary Anthony

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Ron Hammon

February 9, 2015

Gary I still miss you and guess I always will. I will always cherish the good times we had when we were young and always regret not keeping in touch. Save a place in heaven for me pal and we'll swap stories and have an eternity to catch up on the lost years.

Marilyn Seay

March 28, 2014

To Gary's Family: Joe and I were devastated to hear the news about Gary. We were at Larry Wills retirement party last night and Mickye told us. I just can not believe it. We were on the 1st EDS team at the Green Road facility in Raleigh. Gary kept everyone upbeat and was an inspiration. If it was not for Gary I would not have been able to keep my job, move to Raleigh and be with Joe Seay (the customer, oops). Gary was bigger than life and his smile was infectious. Carole and family you are in our prayers at this difficult time.
Joe and Marilyn (Milan) Seay

David Hammon

February 1, 2014

Carole: Thank you for sending me this link. I am so sorry to hear that we lost this amazing person so soon. Gary was a favorite of our entire family. We all loved him. I remember how much he cared for you, from the first sight. I am glad he got to see State win the Rose Bowl game. God bless you and your family. I will never forget Gary.

Ted Murphy

January 24, 2014

To say that I was dumbfounded by the news of Gary's passing would be an understatement. What a class act and an amazingly bright and sharing person!

I first met Gary online at The Motley Fool investing website and sensed a kindred spirit. We worked together online and then in person at a series of investing conferences starting in 2005....all confirming the fact the he was brilliant, funny, sharing and caring.

I was proud to call Gary my friend, and the world is greatly diminished by his passing.

Brent Coates

January 22, 2014

It is a shock! I am sorry to hear about Gary. All my best to Carrol and the family. Brent Coates

Mary Ann HarrisPiechowski

January 20, 2014

I remember Carol and Gary from high school. They were a beautiful couple then and they are still beautiful people. Thinking of you and your family in prayer.

Brenda Monty

January 20, 2014

I fondly remember Gary helping me bump my luggage down 15 flights of stairs because the lift didn't work to the underground train in London. He was always ready to help. We often teased about my brother Gary (Anthony) and my other brother Gary (LaRoy). Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Anne Milanese

January 20, 2014

While working for EDS/HP I had the privilege of knowing Gary and working day-to-day with Todd. Even though I did not work directly with Gary, I took comfort in his great leadership skills; knowing that he was steering the company in the right direction. My sincere condolences to the Anthony family.

Jan and Rob Dillon

January 19, 2014

We are keeping you all in our daily thoughts and prayers. We feel a great sense of loss.

Ronald Hammon

January 19, 2014

In high school Gary was an out standing line man going both ways, offense and defense. Two times I had a chance to shine on the field. Once was when I made a TD,my 1st ever, Gary was the first one there to congratulate me. Another was when I made an interception. I can still hear his voice saying "Hammon you blank, blank bull" We had many good times off the field too. There's just too many stories to convey. He was a good man and one of my best friends and I will sorely miss him.