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George E. Anthou

September 18, 1931 ~ December 2, 2020 (age 89)


George E Anthou, 89, of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in Allegheny General Hospital.
He was born September 18, 1931, in Canonsburg, a son of Emmanuel and Aglaia Kladitis Anthou. 
Mr. Anthou was a faithful, life long member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Canonsburg, where he served on Parish Council for a number of years. 
He was a 1951, graduate of Canonsburg High School, where he played football on the WPIAL Co-Championship Football team and was later inducted into the PA football Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, and Washington and Lee University School of Law. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Mr. Anthou worked as an Attorney and was active with several state and local associations during his career of over 50 years. He was proud of his Greek Heritage, his career, and especially his family. Mr. Anthou enjoyed traveling to Europe, especially England and his beloved Greece. He also enjoyed reading and listening to music, and valued maintaining his friendships with Colleagues.
On April 27, 1969, in the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, in Pittsburgh, he married his loving wife of over 51 years, Joan Marie Saffron Anthou, who survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Manuela Anthou, of Canonsburg; sons, David A. (Jennifer) Anthou, of Key West, Florida, Dr. Gregory E. Anthou, of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, David Adam, Angelo John, Greyson Emmanuel, Gavin Iorgos, Anastasia Rose, and Margo Paraskevi; sisters, Despina Austin, of Pittsburgh, Maria (Merrill) McCrady, of Oakmont; several nephews,nieces and cousins both in the U.S. and the Island of Rhodos, Greece.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sam Anthou.
Due to uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation and services are private. Arrangements entrusted to Sollon Funeral and Cremation Services, LTD, 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, Phillip L. Sollon, supervisor, 724-746-1000.
A public celebration of Mr. Anthou's life will be held in the future when it is safe to gather in large crowds.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, or a charity of one's choice, in George E. Anthou's memory.
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