It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend, colleague, mentor and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference has become the longest running and largest state-based conservative conference in the nation due to the  support and vision of Mr. Anton.  

Mr. Anton had -- and will continue to have -- a profound impact on the conservative movement in Pennsylvania.  There are many organizations and even more elected officials both past and present who owe their success to his unwavering dedication to the cause of individual liberty and personal freedom.

Our commonwealth is an infinately better place because he walked among us.

In the words of President Abraham Lincoln we can honor Fred best by being "dedicated to the great task remaining before us."  

He would want it to be no other way.

May he rest he peace.

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