Seth DeAnthony

Seth L. DeAnthony

1972 - 2020

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As a young child, Seth had beautiful white-blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes, and an infectious, captivating smile. Most people described his very being as pure sunshine, befitting his middle name, Lucian, which means ‘light.’ Seth was curious, charismatic, and always lived life to the fullest. As a boy, Seth loved to read, a pastime that he carried into adulthood. At the age of three, he was able to complete jigsaw puzzles and create remarkably recognizable animals from Legos. He learned how to disassemble things and put them back together, a skill he further developed working side by side with his dad, learning the tools of the trade. Capable of mind and crafty of hands, he had the ability to build anything he desired. Seth was affectionate to his family, friends, and even strangers, always ready with a warm embrace. Through the years, his huge bear hugs became legendary. He was always eager to lend a helping hand, whether it was raking a neighbor’s yard, doing household chores, or assisting a friend in need. Many of Seth’s closest friendships are those that he made in early childhood. He gave people nicknames, which have stuck with them through the years---whether they liked them or not. He was fiercely loyal to family and friends and excessively proud of his family, often bragging about their accomplishments to anyone who would listen. Seth’s thoughtfulness touched his loved ones; he had a knack for remembering details about what people liked and things they collected. He would bring small gifts and treasures to them, no special occasions needed, saying with an endearing smile, “I saw this, and I thought of you.” Little things were special to Seth. Seth was a fun-loving person with boundless energy, a multitude of interests, and a variety of hobbies. He won Lego competitions. He enjoyed skateboarding and even got to meet and skate with the famed Tony Hawk! Seth was a history buff and devoured facts about World War II from his Grandfather Kroll, who served in the army during that time. Nature formed a large part of Seth’s activities, such as hiking, kayaking, disc golf, dog-walking, and scuba diving. One of his greatest thrills was the opportunity to swim with sea turtles. During these activities, he would share his vast knowledge of birds, a passion he shared with his mother. A little-known fact about Seth is that he was quite a talented artist, developing skills through the years from reading his father’s architectural and cartoon books. Seth loved sports, especially hockey. A season ticketholder for the Buffalo Sabres, he rattled off statistics like a pro. Throughout his life, he amassed a vast collection of baseball cards and sports memorabilia. Boxing was also a favorite. Later in life, Seth picked up MMA fighting and cage fighting, earning the nickname ‘Vanilla Gorilla’ from several fans. Marching to the beat of his own drum, Seth ignored negative criticism. One day when he was in fifth grade, his mother entered his classroom. Seth ran up and gave her a big hug. When his classmates giggled, rather than being embarrassed, Seth turned to them and asked, “What’s the matter with you? You don’t hug your own mothers?” Always the loudest person in the room, Seth was entertaining, sometimes laughing at his own jokes. His anecdotal stories from his travels were mesmerizing. He had insatiable wanderlust and unbridled curiosity about Earth, its creatures, its peoples, and their cultures. Often described as living ‘fast and hard,’ Seth packed many adventures and a lot of living into his 48 years. For the past 15 of those years, his faithful companion has been his best friend, Huxley, a gentle, endearing Irish terrier, named after Author Aldous Huxley, who also traveled extensively. Seth loved his dog more than anything, and Huxley loved him back, accompanying him throughout his travels and staying by Seth’s side right until the end. Seth encountered several sad, tragic turns along the way. Mainly, he lived a full and rewarding life, sharing as much of himself as he could with everyone he met. His passing leaves us all with an unfillable void, but we are forever grateful that we had the blessing of Seth for whatever time we did. DeAnthony, Seth L. Suddenly September 29, 2020 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved son of Virginia Kroll, David Haeick, and late Robert (Cheryle) DeAnthony; cherished brother of Sara (Scott) Kinley, Josh (Abby) Haeick, Hannah Kroll-Haeick, Katya (Deanna) Kroll-Haeick, and Noah (Yashvardhan Rathore) Kroll-Haeick; special uncle of Olivia (Joe) Kreisher, Reese Kinley, Dylan Russell, and 9 other nieces and nephews; also survived by Huxley, his faithful canine companion of 15 years. Friends received on Thursday October 15th from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 AM at SS. Peter and Paul Church Hamburg, NY. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas. Please leave online donations and condolences at
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, October 16, 2020
Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church
66 East Main St.
Hamburg, New York, United States