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Wallace Martin Antin[1]

Male 1922 - 2010  (88 years)


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  • Name Wallace Martin Antin  [2
    Born 21 Jul 1922  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    _UID 183E66F2E4964D4485134524E5C0E6C70CEE 
    Died 20 Oct 2010  Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Atlantic Ocean near, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I11834  My Family Tree | Dorman Family Branch (10195, 4), Descendents of Ze'ev Wolf Kitzes (I8926, I18, I1390), Rabbi Samuel Kitzes Descendants (I322)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2014 

    Father David Jacob Antin,   b. 11 Oct 1886, Dzhurin, Vinnyts'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1964, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Sarah Reba Kitzes,   b. 16 Nov 1894, Dzhurin, Vinnyts'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1991, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1914  Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nicole Rothenburg 
    Children 
     1. Mark Leigh Antin
     2. Jane Barbara Antin
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F3226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Antin, Wallace, WWII Bomber Pilot, So. Fla. developer, writer, big game fisherman, inventor, husband, father, and grandfather. Wallace M. Antin born July 21, 1922 to Sarah and David Antin, died peacefully on October 20, after a short struggle with Lymphoma. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nicole, his son Mark Antin (wife Sarah), daughter Jane Mazzarella (husband John); and his grandchildren Jesse Antin (wife Lindsey), Cali Mazzarella, Judd Antin (wife Tamar), and Dara Mazzarella. First Lt. Wallace Antin served his country in 1944-45 as a pilot-in-command of a B-24 bomber based in Italy where his targets were enemy oil fields and rail yards. After his tour of duty in Europe, Wallace was considered for a position as a pilot for presidential aircraft, but he declined that honor, preferring instead to return home to New York. In 1947, Wallace covertly recruited pilots and acquired arms for the future Israeli Air Force. Following his return to NY, Wallace met Nicole Rothenberg, a young concert harpist and 6 mos later, they were married. He then briefly joined his father David in the dress manufacturing business before pursuing an opportunity in residential construction, first in Scarsdale, NY, but for the majority of his career, in So. Fla. During the next 30 yrs., he enjoyed the successes and overcame the challenges of an unpredictable real estate market. Wallace's years a developer produced many single and multi family homes. But he was most proud of the 16 story Corinthian on Collins Ave. Nicole worked side-by-side on these projects, in concept design, sales, and interior decorating. Success in the business allowed them to travel widely and fish avidly in the Atlantic waters off So. Fla. (where his ashes will be strewn) and the Bahamas. Retirement from the construction industry did not slow or addle Wallace's mind. In the ensuing 25 yrs, he was awarded a contract with the City of NY for the construction of floating prisons to alleviate overcrowding there. He nearly finished a novel about a private military air force which daughter Jane hopes to complete. He developed ideas for recovering energy from moving vehicles and moving ships and converting it into electric power. He researched deeply and spoke out passionately about the relationship between multinational oil companies and our dependence on foreign oil. He came to accept the correctness and inevitability of a two state solution between Israel and Palestine. He was a voracious reader of fiction and a lover of music, especially classical. It is no less true because it is often said - he first and foremost loved his wife, his children, their spouses, his grandchildren, and their spouses - they are the legacy of which he was most proud.

      Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
      Date: October 23, 2010

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Original Import into Legacy.

    2. [S383] Marcia Sloger (Reliability: 3).
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    3. [S264] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).

    4. [S1180] New York Passenger Lists, (ancestry.com).

    5. [S1602] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security D;), location inferred (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1060] Obituary, Cremated, Ashes at sea (Reliability: 3).