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Phil Antonucci earned an Emmy award for his work as a recording engineer and sound technician. His clients included Fox, CBS, YES, SNY and Cablevision. Phil was the mixer on more than 2,200 live TV shows.
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Phil had served as president of the Huntington High School Band Parents Association and as the announcer at the band's shows.
A benefit previously scheduled for Sept.12 will go on. In planning the benefit, friends wrote, "With his musical genius, his irascible wit, and his boundless love of his family and his many friends and fans, Phil Antonucci has touched the hearts of Long Islanders throughout most of his 59 years. A professional musician since his school days at both St. Ignatius and Holy Trinity in Hicksville, Phil has worked alongside a veritable Who’s Who of Long Island’s most noted musicians, entertainers, and media figures."
The benefit will begin at 7 p.m. at the Huntington Elks Lodge.
"Phil Antonucci was an incredibly generous, passionate and talented man. He devoted thousands of volunteer hours to our band program and other music programs," said Joan B. Fretz, director of fine and performing arts for the Huntington schools. "His knowledge of audio engineering and sound systems was of great assistance in many school projects. For instance, Phil was responsible for the complete design and installation of our new sound system in the high school auditorium.
"A great musician, gifted mixer, funny fellow, good friend, and, of course, devoted dad and hubby. Our hearts and prayers are with the Antonucci family," one person wrote on his Facebook page.
Another wrote, "Heaven has gained an amazing musician. They are now blessed to hear the beautiful the music you made for your family & friends. You will be truly missed."
M.A.Connell Funeral Home
934 New York Ave
Huntington Station NY
Wednesday August 29, 7pm-9pm
Thursday August 30, 2pm-4pm
Main Street Huntington,N.Y.