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Curt William Anthony

Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

Paramount Baptist Church


On Monday, October 25th, Curt William Anthony, went to sleep in Hagerstown and woke in Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Curt was born on June 18th, 1963, to Thomas and Yvonne Anthony in Washington County.  The middle child of three, Curt grew up loving the outdoors.  Whether it was hunting, fishing, little league baseball, or playing football, Curt was always most at home finding ways to enjoy God’s creation. 
Curt graduated from Smithsburg High School in 1981.  A well-rounded student athlete, Curt could be found on the trumpet in the marching band, playing baseball, or kicking field goals on the varsity football team during his tenure as a Leopard.  
After High School, Curt graduated from St Mary’s College of Maryland in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  That degree led to his lifelong devoted work in cancer research with SAIC, working with the National Institutes of Health at Ft. Detrick.  After almost 30 years of dedicated service, Curt retired in 2013.
Despite keeping busy with his research, Curt never strayed far from his love of the outdoors.  In addition to being a highly ranked accomplished fisherman, Curt served as the Treasurer and Secretary for Antietam Bassmasters.  If Curt entered a bass tournament, it was no surprise to see his name near the top of the leaderboard.  He won tournaments from Lake Erie to The Bay.  His fishing expeditions took him everywhere from Thousand Islands, NY to Costa Rica.  In addition to his love for fishing, he also served on the board for the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
Curt was a humble guy with an infectious smile who loved being around his family. On any holiday or special occasion in the summertime, Curt could be found around the table of his parents’ home, surrounded by those he loved and who loved him, cracking through a bushel of crabs for hours and hours, enjoying the deep lifelong bond he shared with his family.
As Curt grew older, his relationship with the Lord matured.  A regular at Paramount Baptist, he also served in the Mount Hope Prison Ministry for years with his dad. You’d never know all the ways in which he served his community and the organizations he was involved with by talking to him.  He was always more interested in what you had to say than talking about himself. That was Curt.
Curt is survived by his loving mother, Yvonne, older brother Craig Anthony and his wife Joyce, younger sister Karen Anthony Stamper, and a whole lot of nieces/nephews and their spouses and children.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 7th from 2-4pm at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.   We will celebrate Curt's life on Monday, November 8th at 11am at Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742. If you are unable to attend and would like to view the service live please use the following link

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Paramount Baptist or the Mount Hope Prison Ministry, 25 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

My deepest condolences to all of Curts family and friends..You will be missed my friend.

Christopher Shoop
Maugansville, MD

See ya at home, Curt. Glad to know you are w/ your dad. Will miss our Bible studies. In Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Jim

Jim Rosko
Fredericksburg, VA

My condolences to the family and friends.

Rick Moore
Penhook, Va

Dear Karen and Craig and Families Words cannot express my grief in the loss of Curt and your Dad Tom. It won't seem the same without your Dad and Curt and Mother sitting together in Church. May you feel the comfort in your hearts to know GOD NEVER MAKES A MISTAKE and they are enjoying Heaven's sunshine. Perhaps Tom and Curt are asking The Lord about a fishing hole or where can they find a boat!! May their precious memories bring all of you much comfort in the days head.

Rose Greenawalt
Hagerstown, MD

Curt was one of my best friends at St. Mary's. So laid back and funny. We lost touch after I graduated, but then ran into each other about 15 years later at a restaurant. He sat with my husband and me and we talked for hours, just like old times. RIP dear Curt. Condolences to his family on the loss of your loved ones.

Beverly (Haines) Abeles
Hagerstown, MD

Sending prayers and condolences to Karen and the family. I only know Karen from church, but reading about her brother and father, sounds like the kindness she always exuded runs in the family. So very sorry for your losses.

Cassie Wagaman
Hagerstown, MD

I am so sorry to hear about Karen's brother, Curt. I send my blessings to Karen and family. I am sure God has welcomed both Curt and your father into his Kingdom.

Larry Stockslager
Sharpsburg, MD

I met Curt through our mutual affection for river smallmouth fishing. He was a kind soul and quite the angler. He will be missed by many. Rest in Peace my good man.

David Beverly
Kernersville , North Carolina

Through our mutual passion of fishing for smallmouth bass I met Curt around 2003. I fished with Curt several times in the Potomac and Susquehanna. On August 19th of this year Curt met me on the Susquehanna and caught several beautiful fish on his beloved titanium spinnerbaits. He was a class act, honest American and all around great man. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Bob Browning
Frederick, Maryland

He loved to meander around our farmsWe are so sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. We looked forward to hearing from him at the start of hunting season. Such a gentleman.

Garry Shank and Family
Hagerstown, Md.

Curt was a childhood friend whom we shared many awesome memories. We were in cub scouts together; played in the band, fished, and hunted. Most of all, we enjoyed playing football, baseball, and basketball, whether it was against one another, during the summertime vacation, and especially for our Smithsburg Leopards. Curt was an amazing athlete, but more importantly, an amazing guy! He had a kind heart as we shared many good one on one conversations. He was quiet and reserved most of the time, but deep down, he was a very passionate man with huge heart. His smile and laugh could quickly energize any occasion and will be deeply missed but forever treasured. The disciples have an extra guy in the boat today in Heaven. We love you buddy!! Kev

Kevin C Smith DDS
Leesburg , Virginia

Yvonne, I'm so sorry to read of the passing of your son, Curt. What a horrific thing for you to be going through. My deepest condolences on these two losses of your loved ones. Gloria Smith Keller Class of 1955 - HHS

Gloria Keller
Hagerstown, MD

I had the privilege to work with Curt every Tuesday for the past 4 years at Mt Hope Prison Ministry. Curt was very quiet unless we started talking about sports or fishing. I didn’t know Curt before he gave his life to Jesus but glad that I had the privilege to know him. He is already missed much.

Jeff Latta
Hagerstown , Md

A good friend & fisherman you were. Always remember the TX on Susquehana at Goldsboro fishing on “Main Street”. Had fun catching 4 pounders. Here’s a poem I hope we can all live up to… I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray. When in the Lord’s great landing net and peacefully asleep. That in His mercy I be judged BIG ENOUGH TO KEEP! Peace brother.

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