Christopher Anthony

June 05, 1949 ‒ March 24, 2019

Howard, Ohio

Christopher Anthony, 69, of Howard passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2019 at the Kobacker House in Columbus. He was born on June 5, 1949 in Cincinnati to the late Evelyn Berry Kolz.

Christopher was a 1967 graduate of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1971 from the Ohio State University.  He was a self-employed contractor for many years.  Christopher honorably served his country in the Army Reserves.  He enjoyed fishing, disc golf, photography, target shooting and being in the great outdoors.  Christopher was a licensed Pilot and loved to fly his glider.  He was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Christopher is survived by his wife, Diane (Conley) Anthony; sons, Christopher Anthony of Columbus and Andy (Laurie) Anthony of Las Vegas, NV; and grandchildren, Mason Christopher Fox and Mary C. Anthony.

In addition to his mother, Christopher was preceded in death by his sister, Saundra Kolz Peterson.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 with Deacon Tim Birie presiding.  Military Honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Dunham, NC 27715 or to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214 in Christopher’s memory.

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  • Diane and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our memories of Chris are now special treasures we all can cherish forever. Our thought and prayers are for your comfort and peace.
    Carol and Brian Swaney

  • Diane and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Chris was my good friend. We had fun all through our school years.I have many good memories of him I wish I had spent more time with him in recent years. Rest easy buddy. Alfred

  • Chris was a special friend to my family and a wonderful man. He lived a full and rich life with family and friends in the St. Vincent de Paul community that he loved. May God embrace Chris as he enters heaven.

  • Sending prayers and condolences to the family of Chris. He will be missed by his classmates from St Vincent’s class of ’67.

  • Diane, Chris, & Andy~
    Such a wonderful man gone too soon. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Prayers for your family.

  • To the family
    Please accept our condolences.
    May your family find comfort through our loving Heavenly Father.
    He has a longing to conquer the enemy death and to undo its effects by means of the resurrection. He wants to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.​—Job 14:14, 15.

  • Dear Diane..the pictures of you and Chris show a wonderful and happy life together. We are so sorry for your loss and we wish you the best. He was a good man.

  • Diane, Chris, Andy,& family, I am truly sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to all of you! After watching the video it brought tears to my eyes! What a Wonderful Life he lived! It was nice to see so many Smiles on his face & the families faces it shows a life lived full of love! What a wonderful tribute to Chris!
    Sending love & hugs to all!
    Love Rhonda

  • Diane and Family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Chris and I were very close friends from first grade until we both went off to college.
    What a great guy!
    Love from the Costello family.
    John 3:16.

  • I am sorry for your loss Diane.
    My heart is with you and your family.
    Speak his name often, talk to him when you want to. Laugh at the things you laughed at together.
    Cherish your memories and you will never forget him.
    Jodi Witte