James Antone, Retired Fairchild Staffer, 84
NEW YORK — James Antone, a former reporter and editor at Fairchild Publications until his retirement in 1979, died Thursday at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in Queens. He was 84.
The cause of death was cancer, according to his wife, Toni.
Antone, who was born in New York and attended New York University, joined Fairchild Publications in April 1945 after serving in the Army during World War II. He saw action in Africa and Europe and was wounded during the landings at Anzio, Italy.
At Fairchild, his duties included administering a combined copy desk for several of the company’s newspapers.
Throughout his career, he was active with professional journalism organizations here, becoming president of the New York Press Club in 1960 and president of the Inner Circle — the reporters who cover City Hall — in 1978.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Marie Kennedy and Rolinda Antone, and a son, James Tricarico.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 9:45 a.m. at the Church of Mary’s Nativity, 46-02 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, N.Y.
Charles Frankel, Innerwear Veteran, 81
NEW YORK — Charles Frankel, a retired innerwear salesman, died May 28 at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 81.
The cause of death was cancer, said his son, Van Frankel, a sales executive at Metropolitan Manufacturing, a private label robe firm here.
Frankel, whose career spanned 40 years, retired in 1988 when Joan Iris, a robe company with which he had long been associated, closed its doors.
“He was a super salesman, very tenacious, and a very hardworking man who believed if there wasn’t a front door, there was a back door or a side window,” Van Frankel said. “If a buyer gave him trouble, he would typically tell the buyer, ‘I’ve got to eat today.”‘
In addition to his son, Frankel is survived by his wife, Constance, and a daughter, Sherry Modlin.