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Basil Anton July 31, 1935-December 8, 2018 Basil Anton, a longtime Edgewood resident was born in Tacoma, WA to Mary (Gust) and Tony D Anton. After graduating in 1954 from Stadium High School in Tacoma, he attended College of Puget Sound (University of Puget Sound) and then enlisted in the United States Navy. Basil worked as a repairman for the telephone company and a line cook at his father's Anton's Restaurant on Tacoma Avenue. On August 16 th , 1962, Thalia Lentgis and Basil were the last couple to be married at the old St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. In July 1963, Basil and his brother, Jim Anton, purchased Anton's Restaurant in Puyallup and began a 40-year restaurant career. They later purchased Charlies Restaurant, Porky's (in Hogan's Market in downtown Puyallup) and The Brother's Anton in Tacoma. Jim and Basil also had a 38-year food concession business at The Puyallup Fair; operating the landmark Anton's Farmhouse. One of Basil's most proud moments was being a founding Director of the Bank of Sumner and proudly serving as Chairman of the Board for several years. Basil was very active in the community. He was president of the Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival, as well as serving as their Royalty Chairman. As an active member of St Demetrios and St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Churches, he also dutifully served on their Board of Directors for many years. Basil was also a strong supporter of Good Samaritan Hospital. Basil also helped his wife in many of her community projects such as her presidency of the Tacoma Holiday Cotillion and the American Heart Association. He was a member of The Masonic Lodge, Shrine, Jesters and other Masonic organizations. Basil was known as a generous contributor to schools and charities. Basil is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, and his grandson, Brooks Rolfness. He is survived by his children, Anthony & Tina Anton, Nicole & Erik Rolfness and his brother, James Anton. He will greatly miss by his precious grandchildren, Brett and Byron Anton and Nicholas (Niko) Rolfness. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Funeral services will be held at 11am, Wed, December 19, 2018 at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made in Basil's memory to All Saints Camp in Gig Harbor, WA.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018
Esther A. Abraham September 26, 1925 to December 9, 2018 Esther A. Abraham, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 9, 2018 in Longview, Washington. Esther was born on September 26, 1925 in Vale, Oregon to Orlen and Mary Boston. She spent the majority of her life in Washington State. She worked in the textile industry until her retirement in 1987. Upon retirement she moved to Elbe, Washington where she lived until 2017 when she moved to Longview. She loved family gatherings, meeting new people, camping, fishing, selling Christmas trees, and crocheting. Esther is preceded in death by four children Julie, Esther, John, and Rosealee. She is survived by four children Judy, Ted, Pauletta, and Pamela. She had 11 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Hill Funeral Chapel on December 18, 2018 at 11 am. The chapel is located at 217 E. Pioneer in Puyallup, Washington. Esther will be interred at the Orting Cemetery next to her husband Paul Abraham. The Orting Eagles Club is hosting a reception for family and friends beginning at 1 pm at 112 Bridge Street S, Orting, Washington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to Christ's Church at 54011 180th Ave, Elbe, Washington.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018
Steven Robert Joseph Steven Robert Joseph, 71 passed away on December 2, 2018, at Tacoma General Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1947 in Sacramento, CA to Robert and Jessie (Wagner) Joseph. Steve was preceded in death by his parents and infant granddaughter (Haley). Steve is survived by his brother John (Leonie) Joseph, brother Fred Brooks, daughter Christy (Paul) Cotie, son Scott (Jennifer) Joseph, son Skyler Joseph and five grandchildren. A memorial will be held at a later time.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018

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