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 www.mitchellatrmp.com
Memorial gifts may be given to the Kidney Cancer Foundation or Heartland Hospice Care Raleigh, NC.