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Anthony, 89, of Little Egg Harbor, beloved husband of Jean (Blazowski), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, on April 6, 2014.
Anthony was born in Hackensack, where he lived most of his life. He served in the Navy during World War II, and after the war was employed by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad as a Quartermaster.
Besides his wife Jean, he is survived by a son, Joseph, and his wife Debra; and two daughters, Frances Kreckmann and her husband Gary, and Toni Ballestrieri and her husband Dan Schrote. Also, cherished grandchildren Joseph Ballestrieri, Nicole Medrano, Derrick Kreckmann, and Andrew Kreckmann; and great-grandchildren Mackenzi Ballestrieri, Aedan Kreckmann and Ryann Kreckmann. He is further survived by a sister, Petrina Vitale, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Anthony Ballestrieri was predeceased by his sister, Angelina Cascone.
The family will be honoring him in a private celebration. As an expression of sympathy contributions can be made in Anthony's name to The Salvation Army.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 13, 2014