Obituaries: Anthony M. Durante (1916-2007)

April 02, 2007 12:00 am

Anthony M. Durante, 90, died March 15 in Crescent City.

He was born Dec. 17, 1916, in New York City and moved here from Staten Island, N.Y. He was a Del Norte County resident for 25 years.

His hobbies included gardening, raising pigeons and racing them in Staten Island and California. He belonged to the Pigeon Club.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Durante of Crescent City, his sons, Gregory Durante of Crescent City, Stephen Durante of Lyle, Ill., and Christopher Durante of San Jose. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Linda Lee McPhedran.

The family requests contributions to the Del Norte High School Scholarship Found-ation, P.O. Box 1301 El Dorado, Crescent City, Calif., 95531.

Private inurnment will take place at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel.