Anthony Molnar

September 21, 1988 ‒ July 25, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Big Heart! Big Mind! Big Smile! Anthony Molnar was a kind and sensitive and loving young man who was actually too sensitive for this world. His Big Heart led him to purchase fast food and return to give the meal to the homeless he had encountered. His Big Mind was creative in his short stories and responsive writings to the deep allegorical Christian fiction, the very meat of a Christ-follower, which he voraciously read. And his room-brightening Big Smile instantly communicated love and acceptance.

Anthony went to be with the Lord early Friday morning July 25, 2014 following an accident at his home. He was 25.

Born Anthony John Molnar September 21, 1988 in Mansfield, he was graduated from Lexington High School in 2007 and was pursuing his degree in English at The Ohio State University.

Anthony was well spoken. He had worked as a salesman at Best Buy and GameStop, and was currently serving in the men’s department at Nordstrom’s.

A touch on the eccentric, Anthony had an analytic and creative mind. He liked playing the guitar and had a magnetic personality. His absolute love for animals attracted them to him, with cats Mittens and Sammy and dogs Jack and Annabel swarming his feet.

His loving family include his parents Dr. Kenneth and Rae Molnar of Mansfield; brothers Michael Molnar and Nicholas Molnar both of Mansfield; maternal grandmother Sue Lukesic of Amherst; aunts and uncles Donna (Rick) Vargin of Struthers, Marlene (Tim) Williams of Cranberry Township, PA, and John (Terrie) Molnar of Sagamore Hills, cousins Peter, Theresa, Amanda, Cassandra, Alexis, Sydney; and so many friends.

His grandparents preceded him in death Leonard Lukesic and John & Louise Molnar.

The Molnar family will receive friends Monday, July 28, 2014 from 1 to 3 and 4 to 7 p.m. in Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, where a worship service, giving glory to God for the gift of Anthony Molnar, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Tim Armstrong will speak. Contributions in Anthony’s memory to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) may be made at the church. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Molnar family. Messages of sympathy and support may be made to them at:

  • Praying for your family and asking the Prince Of Peace to comfort your hearts. You are loved.

  • May God give you strength in this time of great sorrow; my prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Molnar family , his relatives and friends . Anthony will be greatly missed.

  • Ken and Rae, May God bless you and your family during this time of incredible loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

  • Anthony was loved by both of my sons. They shared many memories. May your own faith in God sustain you, bringing you comfort today, courage for tomorrow, and hope in your heart always. With deepest sympathy and prayers,
    Rhonda, John and David Hill

  • My thoughts & prayers go out to you. Please know how deeply saddened I was to hear of your loss.


    Joann Allen

  • Allison & I are deeply saddened by your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We’re sad with you and we hope with you. May God heal you in his arms. We love you. Mike and Sheila

  • To the Molnar Family: I have been a pt there in the past at Dr Molnar’s. I wanted to reach out to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both now and in the coming days ahead.

  • Anthony became one of my best friends freshman year of college. He really helped bring me out of my shell. He was spontaneous and he did not care what other people thought about him, which rubbed off onto me. He had such a great personality. He was hilarious and always had something witty to say when he was around other people. I miss him so much and I wish he was still with us. I wish I could re-live all those great memories that we had in Parks Tower. He will not be forgotten and he will always be remembered as one of my best friends. I am going to miss you. I wish we could had gone on the road trip this summer we were talking about. I am glad I got go skiing with you in New York this winter and got to spend one last time with you. I send my condolences to your family. I will always remember you.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending up lots of prayers for Anthony and your family. Always enjoyed being around his fun loving and care free personality in school. Will be thinking of you all.

  • My sincere condolences to the Molnar family. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) While grief at the loss of Anthony is great, joy at welcoming him back in the resurrection on earth will be greater. (Mark 5;42) With deepest sympathy,

  • We are so sorry for your lose! Our throughts and prayers are with you your boys and family! May God arms be around you at this time. An may His peace which passes all understanding comfort you all.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Anthony at Nordstrom in the Men’s department for a little over a year. He was such a joy to be around and always brought a smile to my face. He would make me laugh and was always so supportive. He wanted the best for anyone and everyone. I also had to pleasure of knowing Anthony outside of work. He was so much fun to hang around with. I will miss Anthony and all the joy that he brought to my life. My condolences go out to his other friends and most importantly, his family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  • So shocked and very saddened to learn of your son’s death. Words cannot express our deepest sorrow. May the words of St Paul “Neither death, nor life….nor anything in all creation can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. He also writes: We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” May the Lord be with you and give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Anthony. My prayers go out to you and your family. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” Isaiah 43:5

  • My heart breaks for your loss-on my knees in prayer for you all and sending much love your way

  • There are few words that can provide you comfort for this unexplainable loss. We pray that you can find peace and know that Anthony was well loved. Our deepest sympathy . Blane and Nancy Sommer

  • Molnar Family,
    There are no words to console or aid your broken hearts, but I hope that cherished memories, friends, family and your faith will help you heal. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and Love,
    Christina Rose & Family

  • Sounds like Anthony was a brilliant kid. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that God surrounds you with many friends and family that will hold you up as you go through your celebration of Anthony’s life.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. May God give you His peace. Eternal rest grant unto Anthony, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Anthony’s soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
    ~The Bruner Family, friends of Marlene & Tim Williams

  • Molnar Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My condolences to the Molnar family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dr. Molnar – I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Be assured of my prayers for you and your family members. In Christian love, Pastor Fred Bleck

  • Rae & Ken,

    My heart aches for you. Anthony’s life was too short for a young man with so many stories yet to be told, adventures to be had, and memories to be made.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers….I hope that the love that surrounds you during this difficult time helps you cope and find peace.


  • Ken and Rae, no words can begin to express your loss, and no words from me can even begin to soften the pain you feel. Thank God your son shared your faith, and we know where he is today. However, the loss you experience is one which I do not know. Please be assured that I and the other members of the board for Richland Pregnancy Services are in prayer for you and your family in this very difficult time. As I watched the DVD and realized that on one or two occasions I had met Anthony, I realized that your loss is greater than I know. It is not, however, greater than God knows, and Praise God for His Answer to our loss. His peace be with you.

  • Rae, Ken and family.

    Words cannot begin to say how sorry we are in your loss. We as parents never want to have our children go before us but sometimes it happens and we are left to understand why. You will need the strength and support of your family and friends in the days to come, and know we are here for you. God Bless.

  • Ken and Rae :
    There is no thread long enough to mend your broken hearts, nor hankerchief large enough to wipe away your tears. You were blessed, to have what now seems like a mere moment in time, with Anthony. An exceptional and talented young man who was loved by many and loved many in return. Peace is at hand for us all, and Anthony will be there to greet us after our own sun sets and rises once again in love with our Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this sad time of loss.
    Karen and Mike

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in out thoughts and our prayers.

  • You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Heartfelt condolences.

    Dena, Spencer and Olivia Kmetz.

  • Dear Ken, Rae and Family
    We can’t begin to express how sorry we are to hear about your loss. We hope the support of so many of your family and friends will help to ease the pain you must be feeling. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. We love you all.

    Tod and Sue Twichell

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Anthony was one of the funniest, wittiest people I knew. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  • I am so sad to hear about Anthony. I remember, with fondness, his bright smile and good nature in the library at Lexington High School. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Rae and Ken,

    We are devastated to hear about Anthony’s passing. Our support, love, and prayers are with your family.

    The Allen Family

  • I am shocked and saddened by this terrible news, and my heart goes out to Anthony’s family. You are in my prayers, as is Anthony. I was one of his English professors at OSU Mansfield, and I remember him well as a bright, creative student with energy and talent to spare. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Ken, Rae, Michael and Nicholas, I am so sorry to learn of the death of Anthony. I remember him fondly as a child playing w/ the “Royal Oak” boys and my son Jake.
    There are no words that can truly express the feeling of the loss that you all must feel. Celebrate his life with the wonderful memories that you have of him and family. Marcia Ginsberg and Jake Ginsberg

  • We are so sorry to hear about Anthony. No words can express the feelings of loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • To the Molnar Family,
    We were so sad to read about Anthony passing. Such a tragedy and so young. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.

  • The Molnar Family
    You are in our prayers today. So very sorry to hear about Anthony. May you rest in God’s peace.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Praying our loving Father will wrap His arms around your family and comfort you during this very difficult time.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss of your precious and beloved Anthony. There are simply no words to describe the sorrow I know you all carry in your heart, but each life is but a gift from God, no matter the length of time we get to spend with our love ones. Anthony surely enriched all of your lives like no other could . Thank you for sharing the video tribute of such an amazing young man. May you find comfort and peace knowing Anthony’ s sunset here on earth has given rise to his glorious sunrise in Heaven……. Wishing you the Lord’s peace, Sincerely, Carol Arnett