George Tom Anton passed away 28 April 2019 at the age of 89, at his home on his farm in Tonganoxie.
He was born on 19 June 1929 in Price, Utah, to Thomas John Anton and Lela Kepas Anton. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended the University of Utah, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology.
He married Colleen Keller, also of Salt Lake City, on 19 June 1950. George served in the United States Air Force as a pilot and flew P-51 aircraft. He left the Air Force and was hired by Trans World Airlines in 1955, settling first in Kansas City, Kansas, and later moving to Tonganoxie. He flew for TWA for 32 years, retiring in 1987.
George is survived by his children, Christine Hope Anton, Penelope Anton Marshall, Thomas Edward Anton, and Eric George Anton, and their families.
George was a Mason, and a member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church in Overland Park, Kansas.
George deeply loved his country, his family, flying, and his Kansas farm. He will be missed by his children and grandchildren, and his many friends.
A private memorial service will be planned for a later date.