Kathryn Bernice Anthony - age: 96
(May 05, 1919 to October 24, 2015 )
Resident of Ukiah, California
Kathryn Bernice Anthony
“The Little Angel”
Born May 5, 1919 -- Died October 24, 2015
Kathryn’s grandfather, John Stotsky, newly arrived from Prague Czechoslovakia, arrived on American soil was filled with dreams of ambition. He moved to Long Island and where he found a large yellow Victorian mansion beside a trolley stop from Manhattan surrounded by towering elms and turned it into Belvedere Park. There were bedroom rooms upstairs he and his wife filled with their six children plus a sleep-in attic to house various uncles, aunts and cousins who would all work in the inn. One, they called, the little angel, only six years old at the time would learn to help in the kitchen.
The mayor of New York was a frequent guest as well as several notorious gangsters. Kathryn’s big blue eyes took in everything. With her long brown hair and braids she worked day and night scrubbing, cleaning and setting tables. She watched huge barrels of German Pilsner beer roll down ramps into the cold room and her uncle Tony boil lobsters in big pots in the yard.
Kathryn graduated from nursing school but ended up summers working at a dude ranch in upstate New York where she met the eye of Alfred Anthony, a well-known art director on Madison Avenue. They married and moved to New York City where Al persuaded her to become a model. She did, and was hired by the John Powers agency in New York. Eventually Kathryn became the famous “Camay Bride” for the popular soap company.
Kathryn is seceded by her two children, Tony Anthony of Ukiah and Patricia Antonucci of New York and Anversa, Italy. She also has three grandchildren, Evan Anthony of Honolulu, Hawaii, Andrew Anthony of Santa Monica and Jessica Burr of New York as well as a great granddaughter, Evelyn Opatny-Burr.
Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.