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Anton Bay

Anton Oliver Preto Bay

Wednesday, July 29th, 1998 - Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Anton Oliver Preto Bay died on 6 July 2020 in Provo, Utah. He is survived by his father, Andrew T. Bay, and his brothers Miles, Patrick, and Owen Bay. His mother, Ana Maria de Oliveira Raposo Preto-Bay, died in 2014. Anton will be interred at the Provo City Cemetery.

Anton Oliver Preto Bay (born Yurchenko Anton on 29 July 1998) was adopted in Rudnyy, Kazakhstan, by Andrew Bay and Ana Preto-Bay at age seven, three and a half years after losing his mother. An amazingly self-possessed and determined child, he willingly joined the family in Provo, Utah, and learned English in record time. Anton loved to learn and learned by doing. He liked the creativity of dismantling, fixing, and repurposing things, from skateboards to carburetors. A dreamer and entrepreneur, he constantly created logos for future businesses, imagined new products and services, and created 3-D homes on the computer for each family member. He was infatuated with technology and could intuit how phones, computers, and gaming consoles worked and set them up in innovative ways.

He was passionate about the beach, music, good food, Portugal, the family dogs Elliot and Barley, camping, longboards, ice cream, hoodies, and his family, above all. He showed many kindnesses to his brothers and especially nurtured his younger brother from the same town in Kazakhstan. His heart overflowed with good humor, generosity, and love despite the privations he’d suffered as a young child. Even in high school he’d hug his parents every night and tell them he loved them. His easy laugh, independent spirit, and proud heart endeared him to many and will long be missed.
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  • Interment

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020
    Location
    Provo City Cemetery
    Address
    610 S State Street
    Provo, Utah
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Cristina Baldaia

Posted at 04:10pm
We love you dear Anton. You’ll forever be in our hearts. Até ao nosso reencontro!
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Posted at 03:23pm
With lots of love from the Elvon and JaNel Bay family. David, Lisa, Jim, Joanne, Annette, Stephen, and Nathan and from our spouses and children.
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Mary Elizabeth and William Christensen

Posted at 07:22pm
We are so sorry to hear of Anton's passing. We send our love and condolences, and want you to know that you will continue in our thoughts and prayers.
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Nathan, Alicia, Gabby, and Emerson Bay

Posted at 10:27pm
So sorry for this tragic loss. Please know we are thinking about you, praying for you, and love you.
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Edie Zambrano

Posted at 08:08pm
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Anton. We love your family and we are praying that you will find comfort during this painful time and in the years to come.
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