Albert N. ‘Al’ Antaki Jr., 71, retired from Naval Air Station Oceana

Albert N. 'Al' Antaki Jr.
Albert N. ‘Al’ Antaki Jr.

Albert N. “Al” Antaki Jr., 71, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, after several years of declining health. He was born April 8, 1947, in East Orange, New Jersey, to Albert N. Antaki Sr. and Evelyn Fuleihan Antaki.

He graduated from East Orange High School. After attending Upsala College briefly, he joined the U.S. Army and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. His bravery and dedication earned him two Purple Hearts and two Presidential Unit Citations. After six years of active duty, he served in both the Army Reserves and the National Guard completing more than a 30-year career. He worked as a Virginia Beach police officer. Upon graduating from Old Dominion University in 1983 with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he worked until 2010 in civil service at NAV-AIR Oceana as an aerospace engineer on both the F-14 and FA-18 programs. His proudest achievement was being named F-14 Propulsion Program Lead.

Al was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Delna Lineberry Antaki of Virginia Beach; sister-in-law, Patricia Lineberry, and niece, Melissa Lineberry, of Burlington, North Carolina; nephew, Jay Lineberry, and his wife, Angel, and their daughters, Arrington and Katherine, of Lexington, North Carolina; as well as godchildren and numerous cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 12, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at the funeral home chapel. A reception for friends and family will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Broad Bay Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Disabled Veterans of America Chapter 20, or any veteran organization of your choice.

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