Phillip J. Anthony, 70, of Bishopville, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and was the son of the late Dorris L. Anthony and Dorothy (Stoll) Anthony.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his home on the water and loved boating. He also loved solving the world’s problems every Friday with his friend and neighbor Pat.
Anthony came to the Eastern Shore area in the 1970s and opened the original Greene Turtle in Ocean City, Md. During those years, he also owned the Talbot Street Café. He also worked in the construction industry for many years. Starting his construction career with the construction of Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Del., he was the construction manager at RDM and instrumental in the development of many local communities. He had recently ended his long career at Cabinetry Unlimited in Selbyville, Del.
He was a valued member of the community and member of the Ocean City American Legion and was also an honored U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Anthony is survived by his wife, Jeanne R. Anthony of Bishopville; his children, Vickie Anthony, Cindi Anthony and Eric Anthony; those he considered his children, Todd Mooney and Corinne Hull; and several grandchildren.
A celebration of Anthony’s life will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Original Greene Turtle in Ocean City, Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to help defray the cost of his funeral arrangements, at www.gofundme.com/phil-anthony-celebration-of-life. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.