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October 9, 2013

Anthony Thomas Remek

CONNEAUTVILLE — Anthony Thomas Remek, resident of Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville, for the past nine and a half years, formerly of Irish Road, Edinboro, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

He was born May 14, 1921, in Edinboro, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Martak Remek.

He enlisted in the U.S. 8th Army Air Force on Jan. 17, 1942, serving under Gen. George Patton, and was given an honorable discharge on Oct. 16, 1945, with the rank of corporal. He was a member of the 2090th Engineer Air Force Fire Fighting Platoon. During the war he served in Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy and Avignon, France. One of the planes he serviced was the famous bomber, “Lady Be Good,” which overshot its base after a night mission and was preserved in the Libyan desert.

He retired as a truck driver with Austin Ready-Mix Co. in Erie after many years of service. All his life he enjoyed farming, gardening and fixing engines.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Remek; and his sisters, Agnes Duda and Ann McDougle.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mildred McLaughlin Remek, whom he married Dec. 27, 1958; two sons, Dr. Robert Remek, DMA, and his wife, Mary Jo, of Cooper City, Fla., and Philip Remek, CFA, MBA, of Summit, N.J. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie St.., Edinboro, on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Philip Church, 25797 Route 98, Crossingville, at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Father Denny Veltri officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. To send condolences please visit gluntfuneralhome.com.

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