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Anthony E., 93 years old passed away peacefully at home on January 5 , 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Anthony was a long time resident of Wyckoff, and retired from Nabisco in 1986. He enjoyed traveling following his retirement.
Predeceased by his wife Mildred, brothers Gerard Heerse and John Heerse, sisters Julia Richardson and Janette Van Eeuwen. He is survived by his children Glenn Heerse of Colorado, Linda Cronk of Wayne, and Karen Sherwood of Kentucky, and grandchildren Anthony Cronk, Aaron Cronk and Jennifer Heerse.
Anthony was a WWII veteran serving in the Coast Guard on the USS Joseph T. Dickman. He participated in 6 invasions: North Africa, Sicily, Italy, D-Day Utah Beach, Southern France and Okinawa. The final mission of the ship was to pick up POW's in Southeast Asia.
Private services will be held. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions to Veteran Affairs:
"The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another heart." - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Published in The Record/Herald News on Jan. 7, 2014