MARTINEZ, Ga. - Ret. Lieutenant Commander Greg Czech, 69, of Martinez, Ga. died Saturday, April 06, 2013 in Golden Living Center of Jesup, Ga. after an extended illness. The NY native was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church. The retired U.S. Navy Veteran served in the Cold War. His submarine service included the firing of the first missile launched off of a submarine deck and the navigation on the S.S.B.N. James K. Polk of the channel which is now known as King's Bay Naval Base in Kingsland, Ga. He also was very active in the Boy Scouts of America for 32 years. His brother, Terry Czech preceded him in death. Survivors are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bryan and Stacey Czech of Screven, Ga., Jeff Czech of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kaylee and Kenneth Czech of Screven, Ga.; a best friend, Bonnie Myers of Milford, Utah; a sister, Catherine Sefton of Mass..; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Larry and Barbara Czech of Amsterdam, NY, Jerry Czech of Conn.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Screven First Baptist Church with Dr. Brad Ellington officiating along with the American Legion Post 311's presentation of the U.S. Flag. Interment was in the Georgia Veteran's Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Please sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 25, 2013