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FLEISCHMANNS - Harry Charles Antonette passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, days after celebrating his 95th birthday on Dec. 8, 2017.
He joined the Navy in 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor. He was sent to Radio Signal School, and then sent to Camp Crowder, Missouri, for Army boot camp. He became part of JASCO-Joint Assault Signal Company. He was involved in the North African Campaign invasion of Sicily and Naples after freeing Rome. He was on his way to Japan when the war ended.
He married Catherine Korach on March 5, 1943. They were married for 73 years before Catherine's passing on Jan. 26, 2016.
He was a manager and meat cutter for West New York Pork store for 48 years. After retiring and moving to Fleischmanns with his wife Catherine. He worked part time at the A&P and the Fleischmann's Supermarket as a butcher.
He loved to bowl and play golf and was a member of the bowling league at Margaretville Bowl.
He is survived by his son, Thomas Antonette and daughter, Carol Norwick. He has five surviving grandchildren, Renee Antonette, Eddie Norwick, Jeffrey Norwick, Tommy Antonette and Nicole (Norwick) Lutz; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Methodist Church in Fleischmanns at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, with the Rev. Ralph Darmstadt officiating.
Committal services will be held in the spring in Bedell Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Published on December 29, 2017
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