ForeverMissed

Anthony Agatone, 46, of Mullica Hill, NJ passed away suddenly on December 12, 2014.

Beloved husband of Jamie M. (nee Knowles), devoted father of Dallin, Cade and Cavan, all of Mullica Hill. Cherished son of Fred and Ann (Cavanaugh) Agatone of Swainton, NJ. Dear brother of Audry (Steve) Sorensen of Cape May Court House, NJ, Zoe Agatone of Blackwood, NJ and Justine (Joseph) Hartmetz of Phoenixville, PA. Loving uncle of Miranda and Brynn McAnulty, Faith and Aidan Sorensen, Hadley, Quinn and Sloane Hartmetz, Emma and Erin Knowles. Anthony is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Lorraine Knowles, sister-in-law Candia (Chris) Carle and brother-in-law Bill Knowles.

Viewing Tues., December 16, 2014 at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 from 6-9pm and Wed. 9:30-10:30am. Funeral Mass 11AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to ALS Association at www.alsa.org, or to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at www.chop.edu

Posted by Frank Alivernini on December 12, 2020
I think of Anthony often. He was a great Manager at Boeing. A good person, son, and father. God Bless him and his family.
Posted by Mauree Morin on December 14, 2015
Know Bishop Shanahan continues to keep Anthony and the Agatone family in our prayers. A beautiful tradition at Shanahan is during November - All Souls - EVERY alumni who has gone home to the Lord is prayed for by name on the PA by the entire school. Anthony will remain forever in our hearts and our prayers! Gods blessings to his family!
Posted by sharon steidler on December 12, 2015
To the Agatone Family
Anthony was a great guy! Even loved to tease and joke in grade school. He was pretty good at it and almost beat me as Student Council President;). I can't even imagine how much you all miss him. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you.
Posted by denise o'kane on December 12, 2015
Dear Agatone Family,

I will pray for you to find some kind of peace and acceptance on the anniversary of your beloved Anthony's passing. He is so missed and mourned by so many people. He was a wonderful human being.
I hope that you will have a Blessed Christmas and peace in the New Year.
Posted by Paul Heemskerk on May 18, 2015
To the Agatone family, I just was informed of the news. I haven't seen Anthony since College. But he was a great friend during my college years. Anthony and I went to a pet store when we were in College and we bought Cockateals, one for him and one for me. Mine was named Herschel. Its been so many years I cant remember what he called his. We had a lot of laughs together and I appreciated his friendship very much. I thought about him and many other College friends through the years but, Anthony was a special guy. I am so sorry for your families loss.  He will remain in my thoughts and prayers as will your family as you rebuild and heal from this.

With many fond memories,
Paul Heemskerk
Posted by Mark Matalucci on March 2, 2015
Dear, all Agatone family, Nothing can express how very sorry i am for your loss! I know im late for leaving a note, but i knew about his loss for a while. So truly sorry, and me and cavan dont really know each other but he will always be a friend in my heart!
Posted by Beth Stefanide on January 14, 2015
To the entire Agatone Family - I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.
I went to BSHS w/Anthony. Even in high school (when we are all still formulating who we will become) he was such a wonderful person. Sweet, gentle and great sense of humor! We shared a lot of laughs. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Posted by susan clark on December 31, 2014
Dear Ann & Fred 
  We are so very sorry for your loss. Tonight I'm thinking about Anthony as Tom and I had the joy of minding him on his first New Years Eve.
May God Bless your family with peace.  Tom & Susan Clark
Posted by Francis Ceglarski on December 24, 2014
Dear Fred and Ann,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we know how you feel. May your son rest in peace. May God comfort you both and your family at this very difficult time.
Regards,
Snapper and Irene Ceglarski
Posted by Kathleen Edwards on December 23, 2014
Like it was yesterday, I can remember working Track & Field events at Harrison with Anthony when Billy and Dallin were there. I can tell you there were lots of laughs. I especially enjoyed his "communion shuffle" story. From that point on, I would look for you guys at Saturday night mass. And there he would be, the end of the line so he didn't have to do the "communion shuffle". What an incredible loss for so many people. Jamie, I can't imagine the loss for you and your boys. I am so sorry this has happened. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy
Posted by Jeanette DiCicco on December 18, 2014
Jamie and boys, we are so sorry for your loss and the street will never be the same without Anthony, he was always had positive words for our boys and he will be missed.
Love and prayers, Rudy, Jeanette, Shaughn and Mike DiCicco.
Posted by Scott Fell on December 17, 2014
Anthony and I were college roommates at Elizabethtown. I remember him aways laughing, joking around and watching out for others. 
To read all these tribunes from friends, family, co-workers and people that he touched is a testament to his character and the incredible person he was when we were "kids in college" and continued throughout his life. Rest in Peace my friend.
Posted by Jennifer Elsworth on December 17, 2014
Jamie, Dallin, Cade and Cavan,

We cannot express how very sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts hurt for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

The Elsworth Family
Jenn, Rick , Brooke, Lindsey and Braden
Posted by Jennifer Bagin on December 17, 2014
Dear Jamie, Dallin, Cade & Cavan,

Anthony was an amazing man that touched the entire Bagin family in a different way. Gary's tribute will be written separately, but I will miss his infectious smile and presence dearly at all of our kids' sporting events, including soccer games and cross country meets. He and I talked about running almost every time that we saw each other, and I will miss that so much because we understood each other's love for it. He loved our boys and constantly encouraged them whenever he came in contact with them. I know that he will watch over and protect all of us from Heaven, may God rest your soul in peace, Anthony. With love, the Bagins
Posted by denise o'kane on December 17, 2014
I am deeply sorry for your loss of Anthony. I worked with him for many years until I retired. He was an amazing, wonderful and sweet man who I cared for a lot. He always made me smile. My prayers are with your entire family that you will find peace. God Bless You.
Posted by Frankie Lancos on December 17, 2014
On behalf of the Harrison Soccer Family, I would like to express our great sadness and shock at the loss of Coach Anthony. His dedication to his players was inspirational. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Posted by Jada Poller on December 17, 2014
Dear Agatone Family, Anthony was a great person to be around and he always asked how I was doing when I saw him in the hallway at work. Anthony always had a smile and a word of encouragement for people and he had a lot of passion for life. May God comfort the Agatone family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Mike McCourt on December 17, 2014
Very sorry to hear this. Played basketball with Dallin when we were little. Mr. Anthony was a great guy. Always waved to me when he was running and I was outside. He always had a smile on his face. RIP
Posted by Nick Price on December 17, 2014
I knew Anthony from work and even with not knowing him well, can see from others around him that he was a good man that made people smile.
Posted by Larry Schnepp on December 16, 2014
To the entire Agatone Family, reading through these posts provides a testimony to the kind of man that Anthony is. Saw the Agatone family on the boardwalk in Ocean City NJ and we exchanged hello's a few years ago. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at the loss of a "good" man. My prayer for you is that the sadness and grief you feel can soon be replaced by happy memories of the times you shared as "family". My family will continue to pray for you and your family that God and Anthony will watch over you and give you peace. God Bless You.
Posted by Chris Schmidt on December 16, 2014
I met Anthony in September 1987 while attending my freshman year at Elizabethtown College. As 3-south hall mates, we shared a unique group of friends that still to this day get together at least yearly to reminisce about all of the great experiences, stories and carefree times college life affords you.  Anthony had a unique way to his humor that no matter the mood; could always make me laugh and I remember that most about him. While in school we shared a great deal of free time together doing the things college kids do and sometimes shouldn't. 
I can't put into words how deeply saddened I was to hear of Anthony's passing and how much he will be missed by me, my family and our circle of college friends.  I'll miss you my friend. 

Chris "Bearcat" Schmidt - Bernardsville, NJ
Posted by Lisa Suchanoff Pickett on December 16, 2014
Jamie, you and your family are in our prayers. Words cannot express the shock and sadness felt by Anthony's passing. 

The Pickett Family
Posted by Chris Harley on December 16, 2014
My family and I would like to express how very sorry we feel for your loss. Our prayers will be with the entire Agatone and Cavanaugh families at this sad time.
Posted by Janice Peracchia on December 16, 2014
Jamie, Dallin, Cade, Cavan and the entire Agatone family. We share in your grief and struggle to make sense of why Anthony was taken too soon. He was such a wonderful and unique man. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and will remain so moving forward. Love, Nick, Janice, and Vincent Peracchia
Posted by Lannette Fleming on December 16, 2014
To the family of Anthony I was sadden when I heard about husband, son and father . I am praying that God would comfort you Jamie and the children. God loves you and cares and he is the Greatest comforter. Call on him and he will answer you and wrap you in his arms. With tears of sadness Lannette Fleming co-worker
Posted by William McDowell on December 16, 2014
Dear Agatone Family,
Anthony was a great friend. I remember when he first became a boss at Boeing. There were lots of layoffs at that time, people were being moved around and I had got assigned to him. When I got there I knew I was being moved again in 2 weeks because I was the low man in his group and it was his turn to lose a man. Anthony felt so bad for me because I was being moved again he said “I’m taking you to lunch because I feel so bad for you and you’re the first person I’m losing as a manager”. I told him he didn’t have to do that because it wasn’t his fault and I wasn’t being laid-off, I was just being moved again. But that’s how he was…always concerned for others. He is sadly missed!
Posted by Mary D'Avella on December 16, 2014
Agatone Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Anthony was a great person. His radiance was all around Boeing. He will be sadly missed at Boeing. Anthony will be watching over all of you forever. God Bless you and your family.

Mary D’Avella
Posted by George Cutts on December 16, 2014
Shocked to hear of Anthony's passing. When I remember Anthony, he's smiling. A good guy and he'll be missed.
Posted by Alan McCandless on December 16, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about Anthony's passing. I worked with Anthony for many years and we kept in touch after I retired. My thoughts and prayers are with his family!
Posted by Tish Petherbridge on December 16, 2014
What more can be said about such a wonderful person, boss, co-worker, husband, father, son, uncle!! Always there for you even when he was out of the office for the day.  Anthony will always hold a special place in my life for all of his kind acts during my own personal trials. Take sollice in knowing that he was the kindest man I have ever known and he is missed terribly. My prayers will remain with you all.
Posted by Jessica Czop on December 16, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Anthony. My heart goes out to your entire family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Miss Czop
Posted by Mark Cassidy on December 16, 2014
I have a lot of good memories growing up in Springfield, with the Agatone Family as neighbors. From playing in the back yard, walking to school, or just hanging out. I can remember playing football and being on the track team with Anthony... these are the good things I will remember about him.  My family has his parents and siblings, in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Kim Elliott on December 16, 2014
Dear Zoe and Fred,
Your friends at Cape Regional Medical Center Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Fitness center mourn your loss. We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless your family and your brother.
Please let us know if there is anything any of us could do for you or your family.
Kim, Walt, Joanne, Fred, Jody and all of your friends from CRMC.
Posted by Barry Zumach on December 16, 2014
To Jamie and your sons. Although we have never met I am compelled to share with you that which you already know, that Anthony was and will remain a very special person in all of our hearts. I worked with Anthony at Boeing. Each time I saw him during one of my travels (we worked at different sites) he made me feel very welcome, like part of the team, his work family. Anthony always made us smile, he knew what was valuable and even during difficult discussions he always made others feel their thoughts were valuable and worth consideration. I knew him as an honorable man, a caring individual, a leader, someone I will never forget and hope I can live up to some of his achievements myself. May God grant you and your family peace through this untimely loss, knowing what an impact beyond your immediate family circle your husband had on his colleagues and associates. We will miss him greatly. God Bless.
Posted by Lori DiVerniero on December 15, 2014
Dear Jamie,
We were heartbroken to hear of Anthony's passing. He was a wonderful person with an incredible smile and beautiful spirit. There are no words that can convey the sorrow we are all feeling…please know that you and your beautiful boys will be in our daily prayers. Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain…
With deepest sympathy,
The DiVerniero Family (Lori, Rich, Matt, Logan, Devon, Colby and Ben)
Posted by Barb McCall on December 15, 2014
Words can not express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss. Anthony was truly a unique individual and we are glad we had the opportunity to know him. Love is memory no one can steal, Anthony will live on in the hearts and minds of all those whose lives he touched. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Fran Mink on December 15, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Posted by Kacy Scanzano on December 15, 2014
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Ann Mokris on December 15, 2014
Dear Agatone Family -
There are no words to say how sorry we are for your loss. Some of our best memories - particularly Aidan's - were how supportive Anthony was of Dallin and the whole cross country / track teams. Anthony always had a kind word of encouragement for Aidan and was ever present at the meets - cheering everyone on. Your family will remain in our prayers. Sincerely,
The Mokris Family
Posted by Lori Brucker on December 15, 2014
Jamie, I am so deeply saddened to hear about Anthony. You and your boys are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be beside you always. I'm am so so sorry. Me and the girls at John Anthony salon are here for you always!
Love Lori and the salon
Posted by Joe Burak on December 15, 2014
To the Agatone Family

I'm so very sorry for your loss..I enjoyed working with Anthony very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Posted by Clayton Ballauer on December 15, 2014
“I am very sorry to hear about the parting of Anthony. We worked together at Boeing for many years. He will be missed by all. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Clayton and Vicky Ballauer, Remus, Michigan
Posted by Michael Feldman on December 15, 2014
I just want to start by saying that Anthony was a great man and will be greatly missed. Not just great at one thing, but a great coach and great neighbor, and I'm sure he was also a wonderful husband and father. I hadn't seen him much lately, but when I was younger the two of us spent a rather large amount of time with each other, even when our relationship was just a kid to a friend's father. I always commuted to places with him, and it was especially awesome when during the last soccer game of the 2011 season when I played goalie, and some kid got on a break away. I made a good save and the game ended with that. Needless to say he led the charge onto the field with the team behind him, as the great coach and person he was in general. In conclusion, he was a truly great man and he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jamie, Dallin, Cade, and Cavan.
Posted by Nick DeAngelo on December 15, 2014
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love,
The DeAngelo Family
Posted by Stacy Sindoni on December 15, 2014
Jamie, Dallin, Cade and Cavin,
It is with very heavy hearts that we extend our sincere condolences. 
Anthony was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed laughing with him on the sidelines at the boys games and waving to him as we saw him jogging in town. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 
~The Sindoni Family
Posted by Nicoletta Feldman on December 15, 2014
I was absolutely heartbroken to hear of Mr. Agatone's passing. He was, hands-down, one of the best and most genuine people I've ever known. My brother and I spent tons of time in the Agatone's house when we were younger, playing with Dallin, Cade, and Cavan. He was always around to have a conversation with, to crack jokes with- I don't think I ever heard him say something that didn't put a smile on my face. He was always being silly and joking around. One time, he walked in from work and I was sitting at his kitchen table, doing my homework while the boys were downstairs playing, and he said, "Wow. I wish Jamie had a work ethic like yours!" and cracked his big smile. He waved to my family every time he would run by us, even after we beeped at him one time and scared him so bad he nearly fell over. Every time I said hello to him, I got a "Hey Nicoletta, how are you, hun?" and every time I said goodbye, I was told to take care, a simple thing I'll miss so much. He was one of the sweetest people there was. I know that he would do anything for anyone. He was so very special to everyone who knew him. I never knew a neighbor could have such a positive impact on someone's life.
To the entire Agatone family- I'm deeply sorry for your loss and my thoughts, prayers, sympathy, and love are with all of you guys...Mr. Agatone may not be here with us anymore, but he will live on forever in our hearts.
Posted by L. Hand on December 15, 2014
Dear Jamie, Dallin, Cade, Cavan, Fred, Ann, Audrey, Zoe, Justine and family, please accept my sincere condolence for your lost of Anthony. But, have peace and comfort in knowing that your love one is in God’s memory awaiting the time to awaken from sleep as described in John 5:28, 29 and Psalm 37:29. See also the comforting message found at, www.tinyurl.com/mezwv23
Posted by Gladys Davis on December 15, 2014
To the Agatone Family,
I am deeply saddened and in total shock at the passing of my friend Anthony. I will always remember his smile and gentle ways. Anthony was a truely great person. I will forever miss him and keep in in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his sons whom he adored so much. May God bless and keep you all through this very difficult time. Sincerely missed.
Posted by Susan Washburn on December 15, 2014
Anthony was such an extraordinary man and he will be missed so much. To our family he was the baseball coach, the friend to laugh with during school events and sports and the "star athlete" who married the "head cheerleader". He was a very special man who we will miss and think of every time we see someone running through town. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
With love and sympathy,
Susan, Joe, Lexi and Nik
Posted by John Chase on December 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with Anthony and his family.
The thought of Anthony has and will forever bring a smile to my face, as he always took the time out to stop and greet you. I feel so touched and honored having known him and his memory will endure.
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Posted by Frank Alivernini on December 12, 2020
I think of Anthony often. He was a great Manager at Boeing. A good person, son, and father. God Bless him and his family.
Posted by Mauree Morin on December 14, 2015
Know Bishop Shanahan continues to keep Anthony and the Agatone family in our prayers. A beautiful tradition at Shanahan is during November - All Souls - EVERY alumni who has gone home to the Lord is prayed for by name on the PA by the entire school. Anthony will remain forever in our hearts and our prayers! Gods blessings to his family!
Posted by sharon steidler on December 12, 2015
To the Agatone Family
Anthony was a great guy! Even loved to tease and joke in grade school. He was pretty good at it and almost beat me as Student Council President;). I can't even imagine how much you all miss him. My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you.
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Shared by Daniel McGarvey on December 15, 2014

My strong feelings when the Agatone family moved to Downingtown still feel like yesterday.  At 11yrs old, I had never experienced such loss and cried myself to sleep the night before Aggie left as I realized summer street hockey, little league baseball, football in the backyard, track, school, recess and all of the fun things after school would never be the same.  We made some connections after that, a Holy Cross football game, I think a De La Salle dance, but 25 miles to one car, 4 kid families, was a huge impediment.  Soon, the closest connection I had was delivering and collecting on my paper route at 600 Sherman. 

I always thought we could connect again and some 35 years later, learned Aggie felt the same.  My father passed away recently and in the receiving line, I was asked by a vaguely familiar face that looked 5 years younger than me, whether I recognized him.  What a gesture, what a person, what a friend even after all of these years.  His presence really picked up my spirits and in the few minutes after the service before the procession left we spoke briefly on family, job, etc… and most importantly catching up further in the future.  I was excited that we would now re-connect, but I never conceived of the thought of time being a factor.

Aggie was a great friend and I was so lucky to have him in my life as my role model for future friends.  As I can see from reading here, Anthony continued to make a similar, strong and positive impression on so many over the years and will be sorely missed and greatly loved.  My most heartfelt condolences to his parents, sisters, wife and children.  

Shared by Justine Hartmetz on December 15, 2014

Anthony and I had your typical big brother-baby sister relationship, he tortured me and I would hit him and run and hide behind my mother so he wouldn't be able to get me back.  Although he always found a way to get me back, somehow he was always just one step ahead of me!.  I thought and knew that he was the best brother any sister could ever ask for.  He was my friend and my protector, if I ever needed anything he would go and get whatever I was in need of.  All I had to do was pick up the phone and say "hey do you think you could do me a favor" and his answer would always be "what now and yes".  There was never a time when he would ever say no.  As a family we have a special bond that will never be broken, even though he is no longer with us he will always be in our hearts and watching over us as he always did.  
I will forever love you Anthony, your time on this earth was way too short but I know you are in heaven watching over everyone of us.

Shared by Zoe Agatone on December 15, 2014

I would like to share my memories of the wonderful, loving relationship Anthony and my mom shared. From the time Anthony was a little boy he was the definition of a "Momma's Boy." They were fortunate enough to have an amazing bond of love, friendship, and mutual adoration that I know in my heart will stand even this unbelievably tragic time.  Anyone who knew Anthony knows that he would talk to my mom every day, not once a day, not twice a day.... Yep, three to four times a day. Of course if she didn't have the right tone, or she seemed sad or upset about something then the calls would increase until he was certain that she was ok.  We all love my mom with our whole heart, but there was something so special about their relationship, They shared a friendship like no other. Anthony truly thought the sun rose and set on his beautiful mom.  I know that Anthony is watching  over her and my promise to him  is to do  my very best to take care of her now that he can't be here to do it . I know that Anthony  went straight to her heart when he left us  Friday  morning and  will remain there forever .