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ANTHONY "TONY" HLAD
Anthony "Tony" Hlad, 84, passed away peacefully early morning on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at his home, with his family at his side. He was born and raised in New Brunswick, lived for a short time in East Brunswick and has lived the past 42 years in North Brunswick. Tony served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a seaman first class in the European and African Theaters. He was a member of the Armed Guard and was stationed on the SS Autosee and the SS Philip Livingston. Tony and his other crew members manned the anti-aircraft guns. During his many days at sea, he had crossed the equator many times. Tony was a meat manager for Acme Supermarkets for over 36 years. He enjoyed country western music and dancing, was an avid gardener, great cook, repairman and sharpener. Tony had entered many of his projects into the Middlesex County Fair and had won a few ribbons. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by many.
Tony was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Mary (Toth) Hlad, and is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Keleman; his loving children, Wayne Hlad, and Linda Werda and her husband John; his cherished grandchildren, Lauren, Amy and Brian Werda; his dear sister, Elizabeth "Bud" Barone; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Gowen Funeral Home, 239 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church, Washington Place, North Brunswick. Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.
Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 24, 2010