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Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Inc.
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 610-444-4116 Fax 610-444-4157

Ernest Edwin Antes, Sr., 70, of Landenberg died January 1, 2006, at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA. He was the husband of Anna Mae McKinney Antes with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.

Born May 19, 1935 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Antes and Helen Ford Antes.

Mr. Antes graduated from Kennett High School in 1953. He was a member of the Delaware Air National Guard where he was employed as an Aircraft Technician for 36 years until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed the time he spent hunting with his brothers and being outdoors. Each spring and summer he could be found getting his plants ready and taking care of his garden. He was quick to offer a helping hand and always enjoyed the challenge of fixing anything that came his way. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: son Ernest E. Antes, Jr. and wife Cathy of Landenberg; daughters Beverly A. Hunter and husband John of Maytown, and Carol L. Diaz and husband Hernan of Nottingham; grandchildren Tiffany and Ernie Antes, III; Jeremy, Jenna, and Jamie Hunter; Joseph, Brandon, and Christy Diaz; brothers Charles Antes of Landenberg and Earl Antes of Oxford; and sister Edria Byler of Exton.

Mr. Antes was predeceased by brother Joe Antes and sisters Helen Miller and Irene Copeland.

Family and friends may call from 7:00 to 9:00, Thursday evening, January 5, 2006, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, and again on Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 State Road, West Grove, PA. His funeral service will follow at 10:00 at the church. Interment will be in the Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene Building Fund, 240 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390 or the Neighborhood Visiting Nurse Association, 795 E. Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecofuneralhomes.com