Anthony Philip Blose, 82, died May 21, 2014 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, Florida. Mr. Blose was born May 9, 1932, in Yonkers, New York, to Anthony and Philomena (Bove) Blose. He was their first child. He attended Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York. He continued his education at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., graduating in 1954 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a star athlete in both high school and college, playing varsity baseball and basketball. He also played minor league baseball in New England during his college summers. After graduating college, Mr. Blose married his childhood sweetheart, Theresa Maddalo, and entered the U.S. Army. His new bride joined him during his 18-month deployment to Germany, where their son Anthony was born. After leaving the Army, Mr. Blose began a 34-year career with the phone company, working for N.Y. Telephone, NYNEX, and Verizon. He retired as an Assistant Vice President of Verizon in 1991. During his retirement years, he and his wife divided their time between homes in Woodloch Springs country club in Hawley, PA, and Southern Woods country club in Homosassa, FL. Mr. and Mrs. Blose enjoyed 60 years of married life together, and were blessed with three daughters after the birth of their son: Janet, Theresa, and Elizabeth. He and his wife were both avid golfers, playing courses in all 50 states as well as in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico. He is survived by his loving wife, 4 children, and 9 grandchildren. He leaves two brothers, Philip and Robert, and his sister, Barbara Spear. Arrangements were with Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL. Burial took place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.