Russell "Gary" Anthony

Jan. 16, 2014

Russell "Gary" Anthony (BS Comp Sci '74), of Raleigh, N.C., died Jan. 12, 2014. He was 62.

He was born in Flint, Mich., on May 27, 1951, to the late Martin and Doris "Virginia" Anthony.

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, N.C. While in Raleigh, he also worked for TM Floyd in South Carolina.

He 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, he achieved his lifelong dream of opening his own business, Big Apple Bagels, in Raleigh with his oldest son, Todd.

He 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).

Funeral services were Jan. 18, 2014, at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, N.C., with burial at Raleigh Memorial Park. Memorial gifts may be given to the Kidney Cancer Foundation or Heartland Hospice Care Raleigh, N.C.

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