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Roy Antolick

Roy Antolick, age 74, 1261 Hemlock St., Bloomsburg,  died at his home at 3:30 a. m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 after an illness of four years.

Born in Northampton on July 1, 1942, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella (Sawka) Antolick. He graduated from Catasauqua High School in 1960 and received his B.S. degree from Millersville State College in 1964;  his M.A. degree from Scranton University and his administrative certificate from Lehigh University.

Roy resided in Bloomsburg for 24 years and formerly lived in Stewartstown, York County.

He began his teaching career in the Eldred Central High School, Eldred, N.Y.; and also taught at Pleasant Valley Area School District, Brodheadsville, where he also was the head football coach; Palmerton High School, where he served as assistant high school principal and acting superintendent;  assistant principal at Kutztown Area High School; and principal at Kennard-Dale High School in Southern York County.  His last employment was as superintendent of the Millville Area School District in Columbia County, retiring in 2003 after ten years of service.

Roy was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg.  An avid reader, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and all sports He was a member of Fort McClure Post 804, VFW, Bloomsburg. His hobby was collecting coins. He was proud of having served on the summer staff at the Trexler Scout Reservation in Lehigh County from 1955 to 1979.

Roy proudly served with the US Army from 1969 to 1973. He spent one year in Vietnam and one year as a covert agent for Counter Intelligence assigned to narcotics and large scale money manipulations in South East Asia.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gail J. McGarvey, with whom he celebrated a 44th wedding anniversary on Sept. 9, 2016; a daughter, Jennifer G. Antolick, Rockville, Md.; a son, Richard Frey, and his wife Joey, Birdsboro; four grandchildren; a sister, Barbara, wife of Jerry Golden, Carmel, Ind.; and a brother, Joseph Antolick, Jr., and his wife Penny, Thailand.

Visitation on Wednesday from 6-8 p. m. at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.Memorials may be sent to the Animal Resource Center, 301-A Boone Road, Bloomsburg or to the Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America, 5 Audubon Court, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

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Gail and family. My condolences and prayers are with you. Roy was among the youngest of my camp staff in 1935 and was an outstanding young Scout. I moved to Benton in 1980, as Camping consultant at Camp Lavigne, upon my retirement from the Boy Scouts of America. I regret that Roy and I never reestablished contact.

Bob Maynes,Lehigh County Council Camp Trexler director, 1933, 1944, 1955 Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

I served on the Camp Trexler Staff with Roy for several years, He was a few years older than me, and he took me under his wing and along with Al Buchananni, and Richard Rhodenbach (Pyro), we managed to keep ourselves out of trouble. I was most honored to be asked to be in his wedding party. I knew him as a good man. Tough when he had to be but there was a gentle side, and definitely a side with a sense of humor and mischief.
I am very saddened to have been told of his passing by another Trexler staff member - John Schneck, who saw this in the Morning Call. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Joe Schnierlein

Joe Schnierlein Jan 6 2017 12:00 AM

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A MONET'S GARDENBASKET was sent on January 4, 2017

Dear Gail and Jennifer, Sorry we are so far away and can't be there in person. Please know we are thinking of you and sending prayers your way. Love, Linda, Jim and Chris

Expression of Sympathy Jan 4 2017 12:00 AM

Uncle Roy was an amazing guy. I recall the visits to their home while Aunt Gail is making us an Waffle ice cream treat.


John Antolick

John Antolick & Family Jan 4 2017 12:00 AM

Gail, Jennifer and Family,

Please accept our sincere thoughts and prayers on the passing of Roy.

Roy and I worked together for years as school administrators throughtout the state. We spent much time at meetings and dinners when we served as superintendents in Columbia County. Roy was friends with our brother-in-law Al Buchignani since they worked together at Camp Trexler. I had the priviledge of handing Jennifer her dipolma when she graduated from Central.

Roy is now at peace and no longer has to suffer so that is a blessing.

Sincerely, Ivan and Marie Shibley

Ivan and Marie Shibley Jan 3 2017 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Roy for ten years while Roy was Superintendent of Schools at the Millville Area School District. He was one of those people you did not appreciate until he was gone. His focus was providing an excellent education for students while maintaining fiscal responsibility. He remains in my thoughts and prayers.

George Jones Jan 3 2017 12:00 AM

Gail and Family:
Roy was like a brother to me when we worked together at the Palmerton School District when he was Acting Superintendent of Schools. He was kind and always saw the best in people. He told me stories of his time spent in Viet Nam and did an outstanding job serving his country. I am very honored and proud to have worked with him. You are in my thoughts
and prayers at this sad time.

Susan Levandusky Jan 2 2017 12:00 AM

Wanted to send our condolences for the passing of your loved one. Animal Resource Center is honored to be the recipient of memorials in his name.We hope it brings you comfort knowing the good the donations bring.
Thank you for choosing ARC .

Animal Resource Center Jan 2 2017 12:00 AM