Anthony Martin Nady of Anacortes, Washington passed away on November 19, 2013 at Island Hospital in Anacortes.
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Tony was born on June 11, 1919, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to John and Rose Nady. He went to High School in Torrance, California and played baseball and enjoyed track.
On Sep. 11, 1938, he joined the US Navy and served aboard the USS Nevada. On December 7, 1941, Tony, 1st Class Petty Officer, was awakened by the call to general quarters and moved quickly to his station to turn on the high pressure air for the anti-aircraft batteries. During the confusion, the keys for the forward air were swapped with the aft, which required a sprint the length of the ship and back. Tony's station was below the armored deck, which provided protection during the attack. Tony also needed to restart the boilers, which were last fired late Friday. With the restoration of high pressure steam, the USS Nevada was to begin its notable sortie, which drew the Japanese fire. After WWII, Tony received a commendation award for tearing down a high pressure steam turbine while underway and returning it to service.
Tony's second marriage was to Ida Webster while stationed at Tongue Point, OR. Ida's twin daughters, Janet and Judy, had married and started their own households. Ida owned and operated "Webster's Ice Cream" and apartment building in Clatskanie, OR. While stationed in Treasure Island, CA, son, Anthony Martin Nady II was born.
After 20 years Tony retired from the Navy as Chief Machinist Warrant Officer 2. Tony found work in the retirement community Calaroga Terrace in Portland, OR, retiring in 1982, where he maintained the geo-thermal building heating system.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents; his brother John; his wife Ida; his step-daughter Janet; and two grandchildren, Renee and Craig.
He is survived by his sister Mary Ann of Redondo Beach, CA (99 Years old) and her children Mike and Pat; brother Jim (Trish) Nady of Mariposa, CA and their children Scott and Todd; son Anthony (Barbara) Nady and their children Jason and Camille; daughter Judy (Curt) Chapman of Gresham, Oregon and their children Denise, Greg, and Lisa; and son-in-law Hugh Moore of Wenatchee, Washington and his daughter Lori. He is also survived by companion, since 1994, Lorene Pevoto of Anacortes and her family, Mike (Sheila) Lloyd of Anacortes, Kathi (Rick) Ray of Mount Vernon, Deanna (Rick) Lindholm of Big Lake, and Lorene's grandchildren Casey Lloyd, Ryleigh Lloyd, Justin Ray, Rachel (Jeff) Couey, Tara Hoverson, Lindsey Hoverson, Erika Lindholm and many friends.
Tony loved singing and dancing, riding in parades, attending Pearl Harbor Survivor and Veterans events, raking leaves, travelling, snowbirding in Yuma, Arizona, hanging out with his fellow veterans, socializing with his many friends, watching all kinds of sports on TV, his family, his loving companion Lorene, and Lorene's family.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2013 at Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Evans Funeral Chapel, followed by a reception at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 1319-35th Street, Anacortes, WA. Interment will be at the National Cemetery in Hawaii.
Memorials may be made to Homes for Our Troops by mail, phone, or online at www.hfotusa.org or to a
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Tony, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.
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1105 32nd Street Anacortes, WA 98221
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Nov. 21, 2013