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Marc Earl Anthony, 89, a native Nebraskan, and nearly 50-year resident of Overland Park, Kansas, died peacefully on January 13, 2022.
Marc was the only son to L. Earl and Clara Anthony, born in Omaha, Nebraska on July 29, 1932. He graduated from Omaha Central High School where he was a champion rifleman. Marc received a ROTC scholarship to Wentworth Military Academy where he attended for two years. He received his BA degree in Business from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1956.
Marc worked for nearly 40 years in pharmaceutical sales for Lederle Labs, covering sales territories first in his home state of Nebraska, and later in the Kansas City area, before taking on a regional management position. Marc loved his career, briefing doctors and pharmacists while making friends every step of the way. He stayed very busy in retirement, always crafting or repairing something, and enjoying his nearly 20-year part-time facilities job at ad agency VML, taking care of odd jobs and always making time to share a warm greeting or a lively conversation with folks around the office. Marc also loved helping out around the Head for the Cure Foundation (HFTC) office. Marc’s family founded HFTC to support brain tumor patients and their loved ones, following the death of his youngest son, Chris, from brain cancer.
Marc had many loves. He loved all things outdoors. He loved every body of water on the planet — from great oceans, to winding rivers to his beloved Lake of the Ozarks. He loved to cook and to eat. He loved to fix things and make things at his home, and for his kids and grandkids. He stayed connected with old friends, while also making new friends nearly every day. Marc was ever-loyal and always present. He loved to tell stories and share his life. Mostly, he loved his family and was always the steady presence across generations. Each of his 11 grandchildren was his favorite, and with every conversation he would always make them feel extra special. Marc would always greet you with a warm heart and a gentle smile. He was profoundly kind, and goodness was at his center.
Marc was preceded in death by his parents, and youngest son, Christopher Anthony. He is survived by his wife Patricia, of 65 years, their three children; son Marc junior (Chip) and wife Cindy, son Matt and wife Ann, and daughter Marcia Ciacco and husband Pete, daughter-in-law Kirsten Lowe and husband Mike, and 11 grandchildren: Ryan Anthony (Mary), Tyler Anthony (Ashleann), Hayley Anthony (Kayla), Mary Anthony-Burley (Nick), Steven Anthony (Kaitlin), Cole Anthony (Liz), Caroline Anthony, Courtney Ciacco, Matt Ciacco, Brett Ciacco (Lydia) and Cary Ciacco (Todd); and seven great grandchildren.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of personal notes, phone calls and remembrances of Marc’s kind heart and ever-joyful disposition. The family has arranged private funeral services, and requests memorial contributions to the Head For The Cure Foundation, 1607 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.
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