PASSES ON TO GLORY
SIGN GUEST BOOK BELOW TO EXPRESS
- MARCH 16, 1953 - SUNSET - JUNE 6, 2009
Ash Productions would like to express
their deepest sympathy to the family of Antone
He was a great man who was a major part of our Brotha
Ash Productions and a great
friend of mine for too many years to count. He is one of the reasons
is where it's at today and I am very grateful. Even through the
rough times, Antone made sure BAP
stayed on top. He was an instructor at Community College of Allegheny
and he was a computer genius. If you knew him, you knew that Antone
would make you laugh and he joked around alot.
was a very private person, but he was also very helpful when you
needed it and he was ALWAYS THERE FOR BROTHA
will be greatly missed and I know that he is in a better place.
Lamont Strothers, Sr.,
known as Tony, was born to Rachel Jenkins and Edward Fincher on
March 16, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Charles Jenkins was
his step-father. Tony had a great childhood and was loved by his
siblings. He attended elementary and middle school in Hazelwood.
He graduated from Gladstone High School in 1971. He attended Wittenberg
University from 1971-1975 where he earned a Bachelor's Degree
in Business and also played football.
began his professional career at the May Company in Cleveland,
Ohio. While he was highly adept and well educated in the field
of business, Antone developed a passion for Information Technology.
Because of his interest in Information Technology he worked to
earn several computer certifications. He worked for such companies
as NCR and BlackBox, which allowed him to travel to countries
such as France, Belgium, London, and Korea. He also did consulting
work, built and fixed computers, and taught as a professor at
Community College of Allegheny County for the last nine years.
His transition to teaching was very fulfulling and something he
enjoyed. He became a mentor, as well as, an inspirational figure
to many of his students.
years Antone became
an advocate for the 12 Step Program. He was very dedicated and
extremely involved with this organization. He was committed to
helping others overcome their obstacles. Antone truly had a vision
for everyone he helped and had a huge impact on people's lives.
lived life to the fullest and lived to appreciate each day. He
was an avid music lover and had an extensive collection of albums
that he loved. He also played the drums and the guitar. Antone
was also a huge sports fan. He loved the Black and Gold-Go Steelers,
and was excited when they won the super bowl this year. Antone
loved to wear hats and anyone who knew him could always spot him
with one on. His most famous hat was his "Hat 66". Do
you know what the 66 stood for? For those that don't, the 66 represented
the 66 books in the bible.
was truly a man of God and was focused on living a righteous life.
He earned the nickname "Spiritual Tone" because he was
very faithful in sending up lifting words of encouragement to
brighten each of our days. He was raised in Morning Star Baptist
Church in Hazelwood where he was a member.
leaves behind the following family members that will cherish his
memory and miss him tremendously:
His beautiful mother, Rachel Jenkins, his children who were his
pride and joy, Leslie, Patrice, Antone Jr., Starla, Doretha, Michael
Fuller, Ebony (Ronald), Crystal (Thomas), Alvin
(Samiel), his grandchildren who he adored and who affectionately
called him "Bear", Antone III, Teonna, Montez, Ronnie,
Charlae, Cheri, Ronald, Vinyale, Kellee, Taniya, Tre, Crystal,
Marvin, Gavin, his siblings, Tanya Johnson, Cenythia Strothers
and Dorothy Nesbit of Pittsburgh, Cheldric Williams of Kansas
City, and posthumously Cornell Strothers, and Deborah
Strothers, his loving and devoted wife. Antone also leaves
behind a host of others family and friends from which he offered
and received and abundance of love.
Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest
bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might
be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it
may not grieve me. And God granted him that which he requested."