George Antimary

December 15th, 1939October 23rd, 2015

George Vincent Antimary Jr passed away from this life on Oct 23,2015.    George was born 12/15/1939 in Blue Island Illinois to George SR and Virginia Antimary.  George was born in to an extended Italian family with many aunts, uncles, cousins that were his support system growing up.    George was proceeded in death by his parents and in laws Arthur and Evelyn Mosser, and the love of his life his wife Carol Antimary.  He is survived by his three children Steven Antimary, Kerri Antimary,   Christopher Antimary, daughter in-law Joy Antimary and one granddaughter.

George proudly served in the US Army Reserves, being honorably discharged in 1963.  Having a life time love of cars, he was part of the early pioneers of hot rods and drag racing in the Midwest.   He and his neighbor friends and cousins would use whatever they could find in junk yards and in their garages to create custom hot rods and dragsters.   He was part of the crew that designed and drove one of the first rear engine rail dragsters (he claimed the first) ever in the sport, because they were pioneering this new type of racing.  It gave him the opportunity as a young man to spend time with drag racing legends like “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.

George was always passionate and an ardent union supporter as a member of the international brotherhood of Teamsters and the international Assoc. of Machinists.  He was concerned about improving the lives of his union brothers and sisters often assuming leadership roles and contributing to negotiating committees, as well as helping union members with their concerns.

George took great pride in his family and home.  Always offering to support his children, fixing vehicles repairing houses and giving endless advice usually in a loud and clear and relentless voice.   Never forgetting growing up in a tough neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, he could fix and build anything using whatever was available, or scraps from abandon items.

 

Services

No services are planned at this time.   The family will be having a celebration of life at a later date.

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Condolences

I am sorry for Georges passing. His parents were my Godparents.