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Anthony Pavoni

November 8, 1941 — July 26, 2022

Mount Pleasant, SC

Anthony Pavoni

Anthony Pavoni, age 80, passed away on July 26th, 2022, surrounded by his best friend and wife of 51 years, Margaret Jane, and his two daughters, Kelly Ann and Tara Lynn Pavoni. His heart was simply too big.

Born in 1941 in East Rochester, NY, to Santi and Vera Pavoni, Anthony was introduced to one of his lifelong passions, golf, as an 11 year old caddie. He was a three sport athlete in High School and played college football at Alfred University. In 1965, he proudly enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served in Vietnam, achieving the rank of Captain. Settling in NYC in 1968 Anthony began a career in sales that would span four decades. An evening at an Upper East Side bar, Gleason’s would see this Upstate Boy meeting City Girl Jane White; the rest was history.

They moved to Rockland county with their two small girls, where Anthony founded and was President of Northern Business Systems for four decades. The couple built their “Tara”, Vivian Place, where the sound of Meatloaf, the smell of garlic, and the crack of a Yankee bat on tv told you to grab a plate and a glass of wine. Tired of the long winters, Jane and Anthony moved to Charleston, SC, in 2002 with their spoiled felines. Anthony spent the last 22 years in the Low Country, waking at sunrise to collect his beautiful shells and falling asleep to reflections of the moon on a receding tide.

Anthony was larger than life in stature and character. His humor was born of life lessons and his ability to tell a story, whether fact or fiction, drew people to him. He’d often open his wallet and show you his Geneva Convention Card, “In case I get captured.” Maybe because he cheated death countless times, he lived his life by one of his favorite quotes; “It comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”

He is survived by his wife, Jane, daughters Kelly and Tara, granddaughter Sydney, sisters Barbara Jean Oliver and Dorothy Dianetti, his beloved nieces and their families, and his ginger cat, Jack. Heaven has been waiting for this Marine, and he’s finally home. The world is a little less bright without you, Dad.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date. If you would like to make a donation in his memory to an organization that meant a lot to Anthony, please consider Tunnel to Towers,

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