Anthony P. Klimchak Jr.
1934 - 2021
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Anthony P. Klimchak Jr. (Klimczak), 86 of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 after numerous courageous battles with cancer. Anthony was born on December 18, 1934 in Atlas, PA. He was the son Anthony and Mary (Shumilinski) Klimczak, both of whom were born In Poland and immigrated to United States. Anthony is preceded in death by his 3 brothers and 4 sisters, Joseph, Albert, John, Mary O’Brien, Wanda Malkoski, Sophie O’Toole, and Jean Chernick. Anthony served his country as he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. Anthony met the love of his life, Rose Cerklewski Klimchak and married on December 16, 1971. He had two children, Rose Marie and Christine Marie Klimchak. In 1985, they lost Rose Marie tragically and adopted their then grandchild, Dana Klimchak, and raised her as their daughter. Anthony worked hard to provide for his family and was a private contractor in the Shamokin, PA area and was employed for many years by the Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Coal Township, PA from where he retired. He later relocated to Kennett Square, PA and was a member of the St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Avondale, PA. Anthony loved his family and enjoyed taking family trips to Florida, South Carolina and fishing trips to Canada. Anyone who knew Anthony often referred to as “Tony” and “Sonny”, knew his love and dedication to his family. He was a loving father and husband and loved tinkering with his car. He was an inspiration to all of us and those around him, he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Rose, daughters Christine Klimchak-Williams, (Christopher), three grandchildren, Noah, Joshua and Hannah Williams, and Dana Steenburg, (Andy) and three great grandchildren, Adison Heddings, Morgan and Emerson Steenberg and step great grandson Tristin Avery; many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held in honor of Anthony on March 13 at 11:00 am at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church located at 8910 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA. 19311. The family of Anthony Klimchak requests that memorial gifts be designated for the Center for Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson. Memorial gifts can be made online at Jefferson.edu/headsup or mailed to: Jefferson, Office of Institutional Advancement, Department 825434, P.O. Box 71331, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1331. A celebration of life will be held for Anthony in the Spring to celebrate his beautiful life.

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Published in The Daily Local from Feb. 22 to Mar. 4, 2021.
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