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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Arvin Vivas on December 15, 2014
I know I share the sentiments of everyone to say that I am still shocked and saddened to hear the news of the sudden passing of Anthony. My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Agatone family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, as you continue to gain strength during this very difficult time. He will be missed.
Posted by Jennifer Kashani on December 15, 2014
Jamie we are sending you and your boys our love and thoughts and prayers. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss.
Jennifer, Tony, Keyan and Aran Kashani
Posted by Doreen McKeown on December 15, 2014
To Anthony's Family,
May the love and support from family and friends carry you through this time of great sorrow. Anthony was a generous and happy person. He always took time out to ask how are you and bless you with his smile. He will be greatly missed at work by Dan and I.
Posted by Lori Simone on December 15, 2014
Dear Agatone family,
I was so sad and shocked at the sudden passing of Anthony. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. He was always so nice each time I saw him. What a special angel he will be watching over all of you.
God Bless ....Lori Simone
Posted by Mauree Morin on December 15, 2014
As member of the Bishop Shanahan community - we mourn his loss!
I met Anthony and his sisters in August of 2004 in Sea Isle for a "Soar at the Shore" alumni event. I remember at the time how remarkable they were together as a family....that's what life is about....family, love and the time we share together! It is comforting to know we shall be reunited with him in heaven! May he rest in peace and enjoy eternal life!
Posted by Bea Ryan on December 15, 2014
My prayers are with you and you entire family. Reading all of your family stories are just amazing. You will be forever missed. 
From the time you started here I called you Ant and to this day you never accepted anything else. You liked that S. Phila. name as neither of us were even from there. I'm just devastated knowing you are no longer with us physically. You've given me many happy & funny memories working with you. You were an awesome boss and friend. I will always remember our pretzel days as you jumped right in to help. Kept a running tab of what was sold and who still owed. When I couldn't pick them up anymore, you went out of your way every Thursday to get them too make sure "Everyone" here was happy they didn't miss pretzel day. I am lucky to have had you a part of my life. 
May God Bless your entire family & friends during this most difficult time. RIP Ant <3
Posted by Patricia Morgan on December 15, 2014
I am saddened to hear the news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Donna Goldy on December 15, 2014
Anthony was a wonderful person. His humor and smile would light up a room. He will remain in the hearts of many people. My thoughts and prayers are with your family today and everyday. God bless and guide you. Our angel, Anthony, will watch over all of us.
Posted by Alison Dillihay-James on December 15, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Anthony was always a caring man that never thought twice to celebrate the success of others.
He always encouraged me to stay in shape. On Thursday I just told him he was the only man I knew to never gain a pound while working at Boeing as we headed to a luncheon. Always made me laugh.
I am praying for peace for your family over this difficult time.
Posted by Sharon Steidler on December 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Anthony was a great guy. Always joking and laughing. I hardly ever remember, even going back to grade school, him to ever not have a smile on his face. Words cannot even express the sadness that is in my heart. God Bless
Posted by Vince Salvatore on December 15, 2014
There is no reasoning with the loss of someone as kind and caring as Anthony. Working for his Dad Fred, I remember meeting him for the first time and then him moving into my neighborhood with Jamie. Anthony was my sister’s boss and when my Mom was passing last year he couldn’t do enough to make sure that transition was easy on our family and allowed her to take care of my Mom in her last days. I will miss seeing Anthony running on Main Street, and at work. I have to think that somehow he knew his life was going to be brief as he always showed that extra measure of care and concern for all. The Agatone boys have a great example of the true measure of a man in having a Father like Anthony. Truly an original. All my sympathies to the Agatone/Knowles families.
Posted by Britney Ewan on December 15, 2014
On behalf of the Physical Education Department at Clearview Middle School, we send our sincere condolences to the Agotone Family. Please know you are in our thoughts an prayers.
Posted by Michael Pepe on December 15, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Mike Bickford on December 15, 2014
The entire Agatone family is in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed chatting with Anthony in the hallways before and after meetings. When I was new to the group, and needed help, I always knew Anthony could point me in the right direction. He was a great co-worker and an even better person. I feel extremely lucky to have known him. I hope you can all find comfort in knowing that he was such a liked individual. RIP Anthony.
Posted by Phil Stumpf on December 15, 2014
Many of us on the Clearview Cross Country team are broken-hearted for the Agatone family. Anthony has always been such a strong supporter of his sons and just one of the most decent people anyone will ever meet. Life can be so cruel. The one ray of sunshine is that many of Anthony's great features, his intensity, his patience, his genuine concern, his warmth, his sense of humor, will live on through the fine young men he fathered.
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 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
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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.
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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 .