Michael Anton

January 05, 1955 ‒ September 29, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Michael Anton, age 60, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, passed away with his loving family at his side. Fly high with the angels now, Michael, you are no longer in pain and you are reunited with your family and friends in the comforting arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was born on January 5, 1955 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Frances (Mangos) Anton and Steve Anton. Michael was owner and operator of Anton’s Painting and Repair for over 30 years. He enjoyed collecting antiques, listening to classic rock music, spending time outdoors and was a very hard worker.

He is survived by his daughter, Nicole Cairns of Toledo, Ohio, a son, Michael (Lindsey) Cairns of Los Angeles, California, three sisters, Pepena Neary of Frisco, Texas, Anna (Stuart) Bogden of Henderson, Nevada, Pandora (A.T.) Payne of Grand Rapids, Michigan, his grandchildren, Benjamin Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Adam Cairns and Gavin Highman, special friend, Linda Dillon of Mount Gilead.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine “Kat” Ruby Dillon, a grandson, Blake Highman, two brothers, Manos and Manoli Anton and his sister, Cocona Dodrill.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where friends may call from 12 noon until the time of service. Rev. Father Michael J. Ellis will be celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, www.worldwish.org

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Michael S. Anton.

  • So sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. Prayers and thoughts for Pandora, Anna and the rest of the family.

  • My prayers are with you Anna, Pandora and Pepena and the rest of the family . Michael always had a good heart.

  • I lost a good friend today. So sorryv for his family loss, he well be greatly missed. I well always remember the good old day we had together. Anna , Pandora and Pepena prayers go out to your family in this time of loss. I know he was meet with loving arms of you sweet mom and dad. God Bess you all.

  • So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I haven’t seen Mike in a while, but when I happened to see him we always had a good laugh and a smile for one another. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. He was too young to leave this world but I am sure he is at peace now.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mike was a very good friend and he will be deeply missed.

  • We’re sending your family our thoughts and prayers for comfort during this time of Mike’s passing. I remember him most as a young boy. I know my brother, Jerry, will miss him terribly. Blessings to all.

  • My sincere thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. Try to keep those loving memories close to your grieving hearts.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all Michael’s family May you keep loving memories in your hearts.

  • My family extends to you our deepest sympathies upon the passing of Michael. May you allow the love of others to lift you in this time of grief. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Marilyn Kofod Wegener

  • May God be with all of you .I am so sorry for your loss.As you know Mike was a good friend to me and I will dearly miss him. Had lots of talks with him and I know that he is at peace now, but will be missed.

  • Once more you will see Michael again, free from pain and sorrow, he will take your hands and be with those you miss so much. Prayers for all, may God comfort and keep you strong. Michael is sleeping with the angels now.

  • Dearest Anna, Pandora & Pepena – so sorry for your loss of Michael. May He now rest in peace – Sending Our Blessings to All of you as You walk through the next few days – Look up to Our Lord to guide you forevermore.

  • Dear family members of Mike, I am sorry to learn about your loss and I wish I could find the words to help you through this time. To each one of you, I’m sending prayers to you all.

  • Sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for the Anton family.

  • So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Anton Family. Rest in Peace, Michael!

    Lisa Shock-Tharp

  • Dear Anna, Pepena, Pandora, and family, My heart goes out to you all . May your memories of Michael bring you comfort and sustain you. Take care and God bless you !

  • I am so very sorry for your loss, I met Mike in 2010 when I bought my house and hired him to do some work for me. We chatted occasionally whenever we would see each other around town. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, Mike.

  • Pepena,Pandora and Anna..I am sorry for your loss of Michael. I used to run into him once in while– we would speak of the good ole days on Ohio Avenue. It was always a pleasure. With sincere sympathy……Madeliene Sleeman Delgouffre

  • Sorry to hear about Mike passing away .I used to rent off Mike when he lived on Columbus Road..I have always been a good friend of his n will miss him dearly.My special prayers go out to the family

  • To Anna and Pandora – so many fond memories of the great days at East School we all had, including your brother and mine. We all dispersed, raised our own children with those memories and hopes for the same blessings. I think both our brothers loved Mount Vernon but this was too soon for Michael to be leaving all of it. My condolences for your loss and grief.

  • It is with a heavy heart I extend my deepest sympathy to a family I love for the loss of Michael, a beloved brother, devoted son and loving grandfather. When I think of Michael I remember this quote: Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.

  • Annette,Pandora and Pepena, You have my deepest Heartfelt Sympathy.It hit me hard when I read of Mike’s passing in Facebook.

  • Dear Anna, Pandora, and Pepena,

    I am so very sorry on your loss of Michael. We had some good times back in the 70’s, didn’t we? Michael was always a gentleman to me and remained a good friend. I am so glad he called me recently and we were able to do some catching up! I think your whole family has had enough loss and sorrow , and Anna you especially. You girls were all so beautiful and Michael was so handsome, too. He had a really good sense of humor and could always make me laugh. That is how I will remember him; handsome, young, funny, and strong. Rest in Peace, my friend. I will miss you ~ you hold a place in my heart.