John Vincent Antush, a resident of New Canaan, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 in New Canaan.  Born on November 5, 1932 in Tacoma, WA, he was the son of the late Margaret and John Antush.  He was 83.

John graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in English Literature.  From there he moved to New York and taught Modern American Drama and English at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus.

He was editor of Recent Puerto Rican Theater: Five Plays from New York (1991), Nuestro New York: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Plays (1995), and Simpson Street and Other Plays an anthology of plays by Edward Gallardo (1989).   

John was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed tennis, swimming, the theater, and playing with his grandchildren Freddy, Jack, Frankie and Charlie.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Antush, his son John Antush and his wife Betty Yu, his daughter Kristin Calve and her husband Joe Calve, and his four grandchildren.  He is also survived by his three sisters, Mary Antush, Anna Mae Hurt and her husband Bob, and Corrine Christiansen and her husband Jim.  He was predeceased by a brother, Jerome T. Antush whose wife, Elizabeth, survives him.

The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Thursday, September 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association – Connecticut Chapter at