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Subject: Actor & Stuntman Bill Anagnos


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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 12:41:04pm

William G. Anagnos

RED HOOK- William G. Anagnos, 60, a lifelong Red Hook resident, has performed his last stunt by rolling one into the Gates of Heaven. Bill passed on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 after a long fought battle with cancer. Born on August 19, 1958, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., he was the son of Jeanette (Lampariello) Anagnos of Red Hook and the late William H. Anagnos. Bill is a graduate of the Red Hook Central Schools. At the age of 16, Bill toured with the “Joey Chitwood Thrill Show”, as a motorcycle stunt rider. Bill broke into the motion picture industry in 1976- doubling for John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”. He appeared in hundreds of movies, commercials, and TV shows; doubling for and working with prominent actors and actresses, such as; Paul Newman, Patrick Swayze, Robin Williams, Robert Downey, Jr., Farah Fawcett, Angelina Jolie, and many more. Bill made his mark in the stunt world, and was known to all as the “Wheelman of the East Coast”. There was not a vehicle he could not drive, wreck or rollover. He was a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild. Locally, Bill developed, owned, and operated a bulk water facility in Red Hook called Cokertown Springs. Bill was a talented mechanic and fabricator. He could build or fix just about anything. Along with his mechanical talents, all will miss his kindness, compassion, and humble demeanor. He was an amazing man, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend. In addition to his loving Mmother, Jeanette; his is survived by his two loving children, Nicole Kristine Anagnos, and William John Anagnos, both of Albany, N.Y.; his brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Maryellen “Gidget” Anagnos and their two sons, Samuel and William D. Anagnos, all of Red Hook; along with extended family, and countless friends, and colleagues. The Anagnos family cannot thank all of Bill’s friends- and you know who you are- that stood by his side. Our gratitude is with you all! This world has lost an amazing man and he will truly be missed, but never forgotten. A longer life was the one and only stunt Bill could not accomplish…but he sure gave it his all. Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at St. Christopher’s Church, Red Hook, N.Y. Father Patrick Buckley will officiate. Burial will be in the Anagnos family plot at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook. Memorial donations may be made in William’s memory to the St. Christopher’s Church, 7411 S. Broadway, Red Hook, N.Y., 12571. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, N.Y. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Jan. 17, 2019.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyfreeman/obituary.aspx?n=william-g-anagnos&pid=191277160&fhid=5763

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IMDb-Wednesday, January 16, 12:41:23pm
I'll be damned! Looks like we were posting at almost the same time. (NT)If I had known you were also posting I wouldn't have bothered.Wednesday, January 16, 12:49:44pm


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