• Born: October 28, 1938
  • Died: December 13, 2017
  • Location: Parma, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

JOSEPH G. ANTHONY, age 79. Loving father of Jennifer Gaglione, Michele Anthony, John Anthony (Kim) and Sara Mackey (Mike). Cherished grandfather of 13. Dearest son of the late George and Monera (nee Charles) Anthony. Dear brother of Dr. Ferris Anthony (Jane). Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. U.S. Army Veteran. Memorial 40 Day Mass Sunday January 28, 2018 St. Maron Church, 1245 Carnegie Avenue at 11:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).


Condolence & Memory Journal

I still miss you everyday Jiddo, sending all my love -Shrew

Posted by Jordan Anthony - Parma Hts, OH - Grandchild   February 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Jiddo,
Love Evan

Posted by Evan Anthony - Parma Hts, OH - Grandchild   February 13, 2018


John and I were family friends for 40 [!] years. We 'clicked' as soon as we met through our girls at St. Anthony's School and became fast friends, playing cards often. John and Joe would go on fishing charters with Ferris, who, sadly, was seasick most of the time. He was truly a family man who dearly loved his children. We speak of him often with smiles in our hearts. Love and prayers go out to his entire family.

John and Karen Metzger

Posted by Karen Metzger - Parma, OH - Family Friend   December 26, 2017

Keeping the entire Anthony family in my prayers. Peace be with you all.

Posted by Kim O'Rourke - Sandy hook, CT - Friend   December 18, 2017

to All who came to honor our Dad today, especially our mother whom he loved eternally, thank you for coming .

It was simple and Lebanese and classy ....with a splash of humor.
How I would have loved to go back to his house, and tell him it took Joe Ghanem 4 hours to come from Gross Point because a highway was closed down! While he would not have said haddam, ( that's reserved for the poor sick kids at St Judes), he certainly would have said, " he's crazy for even coming, that Poor kid, is he ok?:"

he would ask, How was the food? I'd say ' really really good' , he'd say 'you didn't bring me any did ya"?" And I'd say,' no I felt funny" Then he'd say, good I'm glad, now go upstairs and make me a Hotdog!" lolololol

He was generous, and loved his family more than any of the toys mostly bestowed upon him by his best friend Joe D'Anthony.
His youngest grand daughter has the piano....

He was our Protector, taught us that the four fingers on our hands represents Jenny,Shelly John and Sara. God is The thumb ... keeps us tight and together FOREVER as it goes across the fingers when you make a fist.

Most of all, Dad was sarcastically hilarious, .... John, who spent probably every day of his 48 years with , picked up on it at a young age, that gift of humor .... and so I laughed, ........and have never really stopped, for too long of a time anyway....

I love you dad....Ill stop crying tomorrow. I promise .

Posted by michele anthony - OH   December 18, 2017

Uncle Joe,

So many good memories! You always knew how to make your nephews and niece laugh. We love you.


Posted by David Anthony - Cleveland, OH - Family   December 18, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to Jenny, Shelly, John, Sara and to Ferris and their
Mary and I are heartbroken and saddened for your loss.
We have great memories of Joe , we cannot forget his laughs and tears when the late uncle George would tell his hilarious stories in arabic.
Joe was funny, kind, generous and had a great heart.
We will miss our dear cousin,
You left us too soon.
May you rest in Peace.
We love you.
George and Mary Ghanem

Posted by George B. Ghanem - Grosse Pointe Shores, MI - Family   December 17, 2017

To a most dear and loved friend for many years. The experiences and laughs we had will last us a lifetime.
Warmest wishes to his dear and Wonderful Family. Joseph D'Antony

Posted by A friend   December 17, 2017

Uncle Joe, you're the best ever, I will miss you

Posted by Tom Anthony - Parma, OH - family   December 17, 2017

To the family of Joseph G. Anthony. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. Acts chapter 24 verse 15.

Posted by Nancy Young - East Cleveland, OH   December 16, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Bella    December 16, 2017

I love you Pop. Dimpson

Posted by michele anthony - PARMA, OH - Daughter   December 15, 2017

Praying for peace for all of you at this difficult time. Much love to you all Sara and extended family.

Posted by Jennifer Wuersig - Medina - Family Friend   December 15, 2017

Our deapest condolences to Joe's family. Joe was a wonderful, loving and caring cousin. He always greeted us with a big smile and a bear hug. He was a great story teller with a fun personality. He Will be missed. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal. Our thoughts and prayers with his family.

With Love, Joe, Tania, Chris, Ktistina & Carly Ghanem.

Posted by Joseph Ghanem - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - Family   December 14, 2017

Our deepest sympathy & love to Joe's family ( our Ohio cousins). We will always remember the good times and the many times Joe made us laugh.

Rest in Peace Joe!

Posted by Beth Ann & Andy Reno - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Family   December 14, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to all our cousins on the passing of my dear cousin Joe! Just one memory of my childhood, Joe and Ferris took my brother Tony and I to our first major league baseball game, the Indians vs Orioles, at Cleveland Muni Stadium. I was just 15 and Joe was just a young spry 25 with his brand new little foreign car and of course his camera! Just one of my fond memories!
God bless you Joe & may you RIP with Him!
Joe, Donna & Family

Posted by Joseph John - Williamstown, NJ - Family   December 14, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by patty klemm - Brunswick, OH - Friend   December 14, 2017