Gerald F. 'Jerry' Antworth | Obituaries | – The Livingston County News

Cloudy and damp with rain early…then becoming partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%..
Cloudy and damp with rain early…then becoming partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Updated: January 4, 2023 @ 6:06 pm
Gerald F. “Jerry” Antworth

Gerald F. “Jerry” Antworth
MOUNT MORRIS – At age 73, Gerald F. “Jerry” Antworth passed peacefully on Dec. 28, 2022, at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, N.Y.
Jerry was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Mars Hill, Maine, to the late Otis and Phyllis (Barnes) Antworth. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sheila (Morabito) Antworth, and daughters, Koreana (Derrick) Knox of Paris, Ontario, Canada, Janice (Andrew) Federico of Rochester, and Amber (Marcus) Warren of Cumberland, R.I.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Roxanna (Conrad) Albert, Danny Antworth, and Rick (Lisa) Antworth; and by nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Jerry considered Northern Maine his home, until recently moving to Mount Morris, N,Y. It didn’t take much time for him to fall in love with Livingston County. He enjoyed the rolling hills and the fields, he quickly made a friend with anyone he came in contact with. You were always greeted with a smile and a handshake.
He enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening (inside and out), bird watching and collecting Cobalt Blue Glass.
One of his favorite pastimes was mowing his lawn. He was very particular about the lawn, he knew there was a right way, a wrong way and “His way” to mow a lawn. When he was finished, he would take a deep breath and inhale the smell of the freshly cut grass.
Last year he bought 4 ducklings – he trained them to come and follow him. He enjoyed feeding and then sitting back and watching them swim in the pond.
At times, folks didn’t know how to take him, he was such a jokester. He loved a good laugh, and if he could make you laugh right along with him he was a success.
Jerry dearly loved his wife. They spent 52 years together. Dad/Papa wanted six children, though he only had three daughters, when they married he gained three sons.
Most importantly, his greatest love was serving Jesus Christ. He began his life worshiping the Lord and at the end of his life, as weak as he was, still worshiping the Lord. That was the greatest testimony he left for us.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St. (Route 15 and 20A), Livonia, where Jerry’s funeral service will be at 5:30 p.m., following calling hours. A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Bath National Cemetery with military honors.
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