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Anthony Joseph Knitowski

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Anthony Joseph Knitowski

AGE: 86 • Brick

Anthony Joseph Knitowski, 86, of Brick, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at JFK Haven Hospice, Edison. Born and raised in Duryea, PA, Anthony was a graduate of Duryea High School. Anthony lived in Irvington for 30 years then moved to Short Hills before retiring to Brick in 1993. He proudly served for four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Anthony was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post 0395. Anthony was a Little League coach for Irvington Little League for many years. He was a parishioner of St. Leo's Church, Irvington and Sacred Heart Church, Newark and most recently St. Dominic's Church, Brick. Anthony worked as a bricklayer and mason with the Local 4 in Fairfield until his retirement. He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, where he just celebrated his 50 year membership. He loved to travel to the Poconos and Long Boat Key, Fla. and taking daily walks on the Pt. Pleasant Beach Boardwalk. He enjoyed spending quality family time especially with his granddaughter, Hope.

Anthony was predeceased by his sisters, Matilda Gabrielski and Pauline Knitowski; and a brother, Joseph Knitowski. Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Veronica Knitowski; a son, Vincent Knitowski and his wife Karen and granddaughter of Howell; a brother, Frank Knitowski of Hillsborough; a sister. Carol Mesaris of Duryea, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at St. Dominic's Church, Brick. Burial will follow in the New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony's name to NJ Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park, Attn: Christine Caratozzoll, Special Needs Unit, P.O. Box 3013, Edison, NJ 08818 or , 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251D, Denville, NJ. For more information or to send condolences, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 9, 2013
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