Anthony Robert (Tony D) Dorantich

LINCOLNTON, Ga. – Anthony Robert (Tony D) Dorantich passed away in Augusta, Ga., on May 5, 2013 at the Doctors Hospital after a very long illness.

Anthony was born in Marion, Ind., on June 30, 1965, the son of Paul R. Dorantich and Ruth A. (Grayson) Barrs.

He grew up in Newton Falls, graduating in 1983. He started as a Production Manager with Blue Ridge Paper products in Cleveland for 5 years and several other companies as his health would permit. He moved to Lincolnton, Ga., with his mother for the past four years.

Tony D loved to fish, baseball, watching sports on TV. He was a prolific writer.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth A Barrs of Lincolnton, Ga.; his father and stepmother Paul and Joanna Dorantich of Salem, Ohio; his brother Jonathan Dorantich of Tall Timbers, Md.; and his twin brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Justine Dorantich of Newton Falls, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Warren Barrs, and two brothers, Joey and Bobby Dorantich.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 with the Rev. Arnold Edmondson officiating at the Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home 8 East Broad Street Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 (330-872-5440).

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