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“May memories of your life together sustain you condolences to you and your family ”
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“Dear Ruth and family, I read in today's newspaper where Mr. Wind had passed over. We are so sorry. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda & Terry Bailey - Gentry, AR

“So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Pamela Peterson - Friend

“Condolences to Ruth and family. You are in my prayers. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jennifer Ludemann - Acquaintance

“I send my sincere condolences to Ruth and the family. I regret that I am away from home at this time but I will be with you in spirit during the...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Russell Nelson - Friend

“My sympathy to Ruth and family on the passing of "Mr. Wind". He was one of the parents who were parents for all of us in Carmel, NY. I remember him...Read More »
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“So sorry for your loss! Praying for your family during this difficult time.Diana EldersUSACE Beaver Project Office ”
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Anthony G. Wind, Jr., 85 of Siloam Springs, AR passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Anthony was born April 9, 1930 in Buffalo, New York, a son of Anthony G. Wind Sr. and Teresa VanLeckWyck Wind. Anthony married the love of his life, Ruth V. Brown on June 26, 1954 in Coatesville, PA.

Anthony joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he worked for AT&T as a Telecommunications Engineer, responsible for designing the layout of Fiber Optic Cables. While working at ATT he went to night school and earned his Bachelor's in Engineering.

Anthony was very talented musically having played the Xylophone in his high school marching band, sang in a quartet, a member of the Old Cathedral Choir and substituting as the organist while in Buffalo, NY, was the Choir Master in Carmel, NY for 25 years, and was music coordinator for the Saints Volunteer Fire Department Marching Band.

Anthony was also very active civically having been the Director of the CCD for 25 years, Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America for 30 troops in New York, a member of the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion Post #29 in Siloam Springs, the Computer Club, the Model Train Club, was Past President of the Ark-Oma Whirlaways Square Dancers, an avid genealogist, gardener and loved to play dominoes.

Anthony was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Siloam Springs and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, having been instrumental in starting both the 3Rd Degree and 4th Degree Councils in Siloam Springs and served as the Faithful Navigator.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Ruth Wind of the home; children, Marie Wilbanks of Gentry, AR; Anthony Wind III of Gravette, AR; Paul H Wind of Mt. View, AR; Louise K. Vega of Newberg, NY; Kateri B.Killman of Siloam Springs, AR; Cecelia R. Wind of San Diego, CA; Larry Wind of Siloam Springs, AR; and Judith Ann Wind-Walker of Ramona, CA;15 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Wind and one grandson, Anthony Wind IV.

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm with a Rosary Service being conducted during visitation at 7:00pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at the St Mary's Catholic Church on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00am under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guest book, visit www.Backstrom-Pyeatte.com.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #29 or to the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree.

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