PALKA Anthony M. Palka Sr., 79, passed away January 3, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Hospital. Born on June 18, 1933 in Hannastown, Pennsylvania. Retired twenty-one year Veteran of U.S. Air Force having served during the Korea and Viet Nam eras. Worked as an aircraft sheet metal constructor for Executive Jet Aviation in Columbus and Overseas National Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio. Worked many years at St. Aloysius Church. Preceded in death by infant twins Janet and John, Lucille Palka mother of his children, parents Andrew and Catherine Palka from Poland, eight brothers and four sisters. Survived by wife, Mary Patricia; and step-children, sons, Andrew (Lynn), Tony Jr., (Sarah) David (Belinda), Matthew (Nancy); and daughter, Theresa Jeffers (Hank Reeb); grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Ashley, Jade, Andrea, Amanda, Joshua and John; great-grandchildren, Ava, Josie, Jack, Joshua, Slone, and Zoe. Arrangements completedd by JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2165 W. Broad St. Fr. Dennis Stevenson Celebrant. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.jerryspearsfh.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 5, 2013
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