Anthony (Anwar) Calloway was born in Newark, NJ on July 27th, 1959 to the parents of Herbert and Helen Calloway. He received his education in the Newark Public School system. On Sept 28th, 1979 Anthony entered boot camp in preparation for joining the U.S. Marine Corps. Anthony “survived the rock” in Okinawa, Japan where he was stationed from February 1980- February 1981. Anthony was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1982.
Anthony met Karen while he was a supervisor at the United States Postal Service. Their courtship began shortly after they met and they were married on June 10, 1995. In an effort to move away from the city, Anthony and Karen relocated to Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey. Anthony continued to work at the United States Post Office until he retired in 2001 due to illness.
Anthony was a loving, generous, funny and caring family man, who was known to do almost anything for a laugh.
Anthony joined Cathedral International in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2003. He began serving in the FOJ ministry shortly after becoming a member of Cathedral. He served the ministry with pride and always demanded excellence from those who served along with him. Anthony eventually became President of the ministry.
On Sept 1st, 2002 (coincidentally on Karen’s birthday) Anthony received a long-awaited liver transplant. Doctors told Anthony his life expectancy would be 7 years, so as a result Anthony began embracing life even more than he had previously. In 2003, Anthony had a ceremony for family and friends, which he titled, “A Celebration of Life”. Anthony wrote two books as a testament of how merciful God truly is! His books were titled, “Nothing But God” and “When the Enemy Attacks”. Anthony recently started a third book.
Anthony organized countless family vacations, hosted family barbecues and planned many holiday gatherings all in an effort to be close to family and give thanks to God for another day. Anthony was diagnosed with cancer in July 2016. After a well fought battle with the illness, he entered into eternal rest on October 6, 2018.
In addition to his mother, Helen, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie and his mother-in-law Hattie. Today he leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 23 years, Karen; three children, Nigeria (Tal), Jay (Megan) and Niya; two grandchildren, Dante and Malachi; his father, Herbert, one brother, Jamaal (Roberta), his father-in-law Marvin (Minnie), sister-in-law Pamela (Hubert), his special aunt Louise, his loving uncles Melvin and Allison and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.