Dear Members of Leadership 100,
It is with great sadness that we notify you of the passing on July 26 of our beloved Founding Member and esteemed former Chairman, Arthur C. Anton, Sr.
Due to the pandemic, there was no public funeral, but there will be a celebration of Arthur’s life at a later date. At the request of the family, anyone wishing to donate in his memory may do so to one of the following parishes:
SS. Constantine and Helen Church
71 Chamber Road
Andover, MA 01810
Holy Trinity Church
62 Lewis Street
Lowell MA 01854-4295
We will all miss our beloved Arthur and we pray that his beloved soul will find eternal rest in God’s Kingdom.
Immediately upon learning of his passing, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros issued the following release:
Archbishop Elpidophoros on the Passing of Arthur C. Anton, Sr.
New York, NY – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros notes with great sadness and with equal appreciation and gratitude the life and legacy of Archon Depoutatos Arthur C. Anton, Sr. who fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, July 26, 2020. A Founding Member and former Chairman of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund was legendary in the life of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, inasmuch as he served the Church so faithfully for his entire life.
Archbishop Elpidophoros spoke on the passing of this extraordinary Churchman:
“We have lost a true lion of the faith and an exemplar of all that is best in Hellenism and Orthodoxy. Arthur C. Anton, Sr. was not only an extraordinary Defender of the Orthodoxy and the Ecumenical Throne, he was a great benefactor of our Holy Archdiocese for all his many years. His gifts are too many enumerate, but it must be said that he stands among the very few who gave of themselves with a joy and devotion that is so very pleasing to the Lord. He joins his beloved wife Madeline now in the reward of the good and faithful servants that they were in every aspect of their lives. May their memory be eternal and may their family and innumerable friends find good comfort in the knowledge of such lives so well lived in before God and man.”