TILTON, N.H. - Anthony P. Sobiech, 91, was born on May 2, 1921 in Millers Falls, MA, the son of John and Mary Sobiech. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in the N.H. Veterans Home.
Anthony attended Highland School in Millers Falls, MA, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1940. He was a veteran of World War II
and was stationed aboard the heavy cruiser, USS Tuscaloosa, from October 1941 until December 1943, escorting convoys across the North Atlantic. He remained in the Marine Corps until January 1946.
He married the former Frances Bysiewski and they resided in Sunderland, MA, for many years.
Anthony was employed by the Greenfield Tap & Die Corp. in Greenfield, MA, and moved to Walpole after his retirement.
In March 1996, Anthony was awarded the Commemorative Medal on behalf of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin for his personal contribution to the Allied Support of Russia during World War II. In August 2005, the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C., presented him with deck planking from his beloved ship, the USS Tuscaloosa.
He most recently resided at the Veterans Home in Tilton.
Anthony is survived by his son, Jan Sobiech, and his daughter, Marcia Smith; a grandson, a granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel, 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, with the Rev. Randolph Calvo officiating.
There will be a calling hour on Tuesday at 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Sunderland in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH, 03276.
Expressions of sympathy available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com