Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Anton, Donald C. (March 26

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Anton, Donald C. (March 26

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Anton, Donald C.(March 26, 1931 April 12, 2016) Donald C. Anton, 85, of Boise, Idaho died on April 12, 2016, at the Boise VA Medical Center. Don was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 26, 1931 and grew up in a house built by his parents at 2324 Palm Street in North St. Louis with his Mother and Father and his younger brother Chris. He attended Irving School from the 1st to the 8th grade and graduated from Central High School in 1948, where he played quarter back for the Varsity football team and was a track and field star. He played football for the Southwest Missouri State University Bears and the Kansas State University Wild Cats on athletic scholarships, but graduated on academic scholarships from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting in 1952 and a Law degree in 1955. Don was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in January 1955. That year, he was called from Reserve Status to Active Duty for service with a Signal Corps outfit then known as the Army Security Agency. He was trained in crypto analysis and assigned to the Far East. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in April 1957 and returned to Reserve Status until he was Honorably Discharged in August 1962. After he returned from active duty, Don met Aurora Viglino who became the love of his life. They were engage on September 14, 1958, and married on June June 13, 1959. Don and Aurora had two children, Donald Kris, born March 20, 1960 and Linda Ann, born December 31, 1962. During those early years of courtship, marriage, and raising a family, Don was engaged in a host of activities. He worked as an associate with the St. Louis law firm of Forgey & Sindel from 1958 through 1959, and Hall, Reaban, Siegel & Scheele from 1960 to 1963. He then joined the staff of the General Counsel for the Small Business Administration on which he served from 1963 through 1966. …

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