Harvey ”Al” Allen Anthis

06/20/1941 — 09/15/2005

From Pasco, WA, US | Born in Twin Falls, Idaho

Harvey ”Al” Allen Anthis

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Harvey “Al” Anthis, Pasco, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2005.

Al was born on June 20, 1941 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Robert and Dorothy Anthis. The family moved to the Tri-Cities in 1957. Al graduated from Pasco High School in 1959 and received his teaching degree from Central Washington University in 1970. He married Sandi McKune in 1962 and they had two children, Jodi and Dave.

Al began working at Columbia Basis College in 1970 as the machinist instructor, where he taught his beloved students for 30 years before retiring on December 30, 1999.

Al is survived by his wife Bonnie; daughters Jodi and spouse Kevin and Kristi and spouse John; sons David and spouse Rosie and Sean and spouse Ernie. Between the four children there are 13 grandchildren: Jeremy, Brandon, K.C., Jordon, Cameron, Courtney, Mack, Michaela, Conner, Bryce, Abbey, Hailey and Logan.

He was also survived by his loving mother, Dorothy; brothers Bob and wife Dee, and Walt and wife Janet; and sister Barbara Black and her husband Dick. “Uncle Harv” is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Al was an amazing teacher who will be remembered by all of his students for his Friday afternoon BBQ’s and annual campouts. His family will miss the many camping, fishing and rafting trips that they loved so much and also the occasional marshmallow roasts held in his own backyard. All people will remember Al for his great sense of humor, advice and entertaining life stories.

A memorial service will be held on September 23, 2005 at the Columbia Basin College gymnasium at 1:00 PM. Immediately following the service a gathering in celebration of Al’s life will be held at the Masonic Temple located at 1718 West Sylvester St. in Pasco.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established in his name at C.B.C.

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  • I first met Al 35 yrs ago after enrolling in his machine technology class. It was his first year teaching the class on his own.

    After graduating from his class, Al and I worked together in promoting his machine technology program. Together we strived to find funding,donations,equipment, materials and placement opportunities for his students.

    When I look back on our relationship I realize that he is one of a small group of people in my life who have impacted and influenced me the most. Next to my immediate family, Al Anthis is at the top of the list of those who have helped me become who I am today.

    Through his patience, guidance and ecouragement he taught me the skills that I still use today. He once told me “the knowlege and skills you learn here can never be taken away from you. You will use them for the rest of your life.”

    Al Anthis will continue to live through those he left behind. He will continue to live as a friend, a teacher and mentor of those hundreds of people who had the privilage to know him.

    I know I will never forget him.

    With great sorrow and respect

    Ted L. Julian

    Ted L. Julian
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA, US
  • I first met Al 35 yrs ago after enrolling in his machine technology class. It was his first year teaching the class on his own.

    After graduating from his class, Al and I worked together in promoting his machine technology program. Together we strived to find funding,donations,equipment, materials and placement opportunities for his students.

    When I look back on our relationship I realize that he is one of a small group of people in my life who have impacted and influenced me the most. Next to my immediate family, Al Anthis is at the top of the list of those who have helped me become who I am today.

    Through his patience, guidance and ecouragement he taught me the skills that I still use today. He once told me “the knowlege and skills you learn here can never be taken away from you. You will use them for the rest of your life.”

    Al Anthis will continue to live through those he left behind. He will continue to live as a friend, a teacher and mentor of those hundreds of people who had the privilage to know him.

    I know I will never forget him.

    With great sorrow and respect

    Ted L. Julian

    Ted L. Julian
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA, US
  • You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Pam

    Pam Doyea
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • I love you Uncle Al, you were my favorite uncle… I know you’re watching over us all

    Mandi Anthis
    November 4, 2014
    Dallas, TX, US
  • Hello Al, I know it has been quite awhile since I have had a chance to talk to you, but I just wanted to let you know how much you have changed my life. You made my life fun when I was really on the downside, and you made it a pleasure to learn. I will see you again on the other side Al, but I’ll have a stethascope with me cause now i’m a nurse. See ya soon.

    Gilly

    Gil Gilstrap
    November 4, 2014
    Elma, WA, US
  • To the Anthis family,

    I share your grief and pain.

    Here’s the deal………….

    Al,I miss your kindness,your jokes and the good times we shared.

    Bonnie,Hurry to see us!I love and miss you both.

    Faye Kelm
    November 4, 2014
    Rockport, TX, US
  • Farewell to a dear friend. My heart is broken by this senseless tragedy.

    Bonnie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope that you can feel them.

    Al, we’ll meet you for a Vodka/Squirt on Friday.

    Love and Prayers,

    Melissa Kelm

    Rockport

    Melissa Kelm
    November 4, 2014
    San, Antonio, TX, US
  • thoughts and prayers go to the anthis family that i know dave rosie mack hailey abbey . al you will be missed deeply ,and thanks for all your wisdom ! david kellnand family

    david kelln
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • To Jodi and family: I am truly saddened by your loss. Please know that my prayers go out to your family; I ask that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace. And that the memories of happier times will help fill the void in your hearts and lives.

    Tana Bader Inglima

    Tana Bader Inglima
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Bonnie and Krissi – I didn’t realize at first that this was your Al. I’ve been thinking about you ever since. This is such a sudden and terrible tragedy. I can’t imagine how this can be for you. If I can do anything at all, please let me know.

    Jo Foglesong
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Al was my brother Ted’s teacher at CBC in the early 90’s. I had the honor of meeting Al at CBC, stopping by the class and visiting my brother on occasion. I attended a couple of the annual campouts. He was an amazing and FUN man. He will be greatly missed by us both. Many condolences to your family.

    Traci Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Jodi & David

    I am so sorry to hear about you dad. I know how much he meant to you both. I’ve been remembering all the fun times we had as kids with our parents. Please keep in touch and let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I love you both

    Michelle

    Michelle Ferguson Berger
    November 4, 2014
    Colorado, Springs, CO, US
  • I am an online sister survivor of Scott’s. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences and prayers for the entire Anthis family.

    Karen Foxwell
    November 4, 2014
    Frederic, MI, US
  • Al will always have a special place in my memory as an instructor, mentor, and friend. As on of my classmates said one morning during class, “This is the first job I’ve had where I look forward to coming to work.” That says a lot about how special Al was to his students.

    Roger Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US