James G. Anast, 86, of Gainesville passed away on December 17, 2014 in E.T. York Care Center. He was born in Chicago, IL, where he graduated from Lloyd Grammar School and Kelvyn Park High School. He enlisted in the Army where he was a sharpshooter and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He then went to Freight Traffic School where he received his Diploma.
He worked for Seneca Petroleum Co. for many years; married and had 4 children: George, Valerie, Kathleen & John by his first wife. He then moved to Gainesville in the 70’s with his second wife, Doris, and their 2 children: Mary & Paula, where he worked for 14 years at Construction Bookstore and then 19 years at 1st Credit Union of Gainesville.
He is preceded in death by his father George and mother Theodora, also his brothers Spiro & Nick, World War II Vets.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be most appreciated by the family.
Funeral services for Mr. Anast will be held at noon Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church. A visitation will be held Friday night from 5-7 PM, with a Trisagion service at 7 PM at the Funeral Home.
Sending love and light to this wonderful family.
A time to pause and reflect on the love of family and the love a father shares with his children. It holds a special space, a sacred place …….
It’s a time of forgiveness and letting go. Time to be a Grown Up Girl now and as I got to shout out in Our Dad’s ear as he was about to leave this earth plane, We love you Dad …..onto your new journey where we will join up again …..this is everlasting life.
Kathleen Jane Anast Arcuri