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Jeff Stewart posted a condolence
Wednesday, August 14, 2019Mr. DeAntonis was a great man . One of his many talents was that he always had the football field ready for the first game every year when it was a grass field at MHS. I will always credit him on teaching me how to parallel park. To this day I use it at least once every couple of weeks in downtown Morgantown . Also , I learned how to wrestle from him as a coach . He will be missed . I appreciate him as an honorable man . Tough but fair .
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Jack L. Vesano posted a condolence
Sunday, August 4, 2019Anne and I want to offer our condolences to Uncle Bob's family. He was very special to me in many ways. He was always encouraging and guiding in his gentle way. I spent many weekends watching him play multiple softball games in Brave, Pa. He was an amazing athlete with exceptional stamina and skill. He could intimidate the batter from his 3rd base position by getting about 10-15 feet away and challenging them to hit the ball past him. They tried but rarely succeeded. He encouraged me to participate in sports and would come to the games to offer encouragement and ways to improve in his gentle "coach" attitude.. Rest easy Uncle Bob! All of your hard work is finished and you will be forever in our prayers and memories. Love, Jack
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Sunday, August 4, 2019
Paul Templeton posted a condolence
Sunday, August 4, 2019Deepest sympathy and prAyers to the family and friends if Coach Robert ‘Bob’ DeAntonis. He was a very active and multi talented man with a wonderful personality , sense of humor, respect for others, devoted teacher, educator, businessman and even a Morgantown High School Driver Education instructor fit in class and in car training ( I was one of his students) A member of MHS Class Of 1943 he regularly/ willingly attended/participated in his high school reunions working alongside his classmates my late mother Mary Edith. Coddington Templeton, Robert Maiolia, Bill Mills, Dewey Hastings, Boyd Hastings, Frances Lindamood, Alma Gallagher Schultz, Betty Sweitzer O’Neil and others. As a WWII veteran, Coach Bob was also a member of that Greatest Generation all of us owe great thankfulness and appreciation for their personal service risking own lives in protection of freedom , protection and rights we all enjoy to this day in our country. He epitomized love of his family, faith, community, Country, education, living life and people in it. Especially excelled as a wrestling and track coach at MHS, while I was gifted 1974-1976 , Coach Bob mentored many youth to pursue athletic excellence to award winning heights and devotedly encouraged his young son then to run track and later same encouragement for his grandson, plus encouraged his daughter in school, in band and even tap dance classes at Virginia School If Dance. In fact daughter Fisne’s husband grew up on my same Callen Avenue Dtreet. In recent years, I continued seeing Coach Bob around his Mirgantown home on same street where my Kate Auntvand UnckecGrace and John Shale owned a home and saw him at MHS homecoming football games, NGS band spaghetti dinners and annually at the Morgantown Hugh School Athletic Sports Hall if Fame induction banquets and ceremonies if which he was an honored proud inductee.He always greeted and renembered his former students and athletes. He was one of few remaining MHS coaches still living from my 1974-197) years along with Mr. Baseball Chester Brooks and Bill Hines, preceded by Victor Bonfilli, Clyde Green, Jack Roberts.Ciach Bob’s legacy lives in i. His children and family, former students and athletes and all who had honor knowing such a remarkable person and in the myriad of memories shared by all who loved him.Blessings.
Valerie DeAntonis posted a condolence
Sunday, August 4, 2019Our visits with Uncle Bob were few but our memories are many. Bob's smile could light up a room almost as though you were receiving a hug--and his hugs engulfed you--well he's Italian!! I know Bob will be missed by all the family and friends with whom he shared his love and devotion. I think heaven got a little louder when Bob showed up because the DeAntonis family has always been a big, loud, and loving welcome to all, kind of family. Thank you for your love and laughter Uncle Bob, you always brightened my day with emails, Christmas and birthday cards. Our heart goes out you, Bobby and Diane and your families. Thank you for sharing your Dad with so many of us. Love, Valerie and Scott
Laura Hager posted a condolence
Sunday, August 4, 2019Bob taught me a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. He was more soft hearted than people knew-we had an amazing conversation shortly before his wife passed that I will always remember. Many condolences to his family.
Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard posted a condolence
Sunday, August 4, 2019May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Robert Thomas DeAntonis, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Air Corp Veteran, Robert Thomas DeAntonis, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Barbara Palumbo posted a condolence
Sunday, August 4, 2019Uncle Bob was a wonderful man....loved God, people, nature,sports, coaching, teaching. He was a great MHS and WVU fan. He got me to appreciate WVU Women's Basketball, Wrestling and Women's Gymnastics. Most of all he cared for everybody and only spoke well of everyone. He was a great friend and role model for me...walked the walk of living the Christian life. He hardly ever missed Mass. He helped me so much after my mom passed...taught me how to "carry on" and to never give up. He will be missed by many...So I say...hats off to you Coach...you fought the good fight...now enjoy your rewards! Love you forever, Barbara
Connie Herd Nagy posted a condolence
Saturday, August 3, 2019Bob,was the most gentle sole and I was happy to have known him and Ann. Bobby I hope you remember my family we adored you. Bless you and your family.
Stacy Godwin posted a condolence
Saturday, August 3, 2019My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have a lot of memories Mr. DeAntonis growing up as neighbors. Keep the memories close and he will be with you always.
Janet Kennedy posted a condolence
Saturday, August 3, 2019My biggest memory was in Driver Ed. Crazy me had eaten a hot dog for breakfast. I got sick in the class . He told me I could not leave, I would be ok. About that time I turned around and upchucked. He said you can leave now, and the class got dismissed too. My fault not his. He was a good man. Well loved and respected.
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