Anthony J. Excell, 33, Alexandria Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY — Anthony J. Excell, 33, Kring Point Road, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at his home.

Born June 17, 1986, in Utica, NY, a son of Thomas and Darsel Excell, he was educated in Whitesboro, NY schools. He was a very talented athlete and all-star hockey player in high school.

He was an avid fisherman and loved the river.

Anthony had a huge heart and loved his family more than anything.

He worked in the restaurant business and loved to cook.

He married Stephanie Antalek on July 17, 2005, in Utica NY. Stephanie passed on December 4, 2014.

Anthony is survived by his parents, Tom and Darsel of Kring Point and Port St. Lucie, FL; a brother who meant the world to him and sister-in-law, Michael and Kelli Excell of Utica, NY; his grandfathers, Gary Babinec of South Carolina who taught him how to fish, and David Excell Sr. of Utica, NY; many uncles, aunts and cousins whom he loved very much.

Anthony was predeceased by his beloved Grandmothers Cynthia Babinec, Diane Babinec and Judith Excell, as well as his Poppie Paul and Grandma Gen whom he cherished.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Anthony’s name to any local humane society.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.

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