Anthony J. Nemeth, 84 died on June 15, 2013. Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home 345 Main St. Chatham. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church where he was a parishioner on Friday, June 21 at 10. For more information or to send flowers please visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
Anthony (Anton) was the 9th of 10 children born to Stephan and Johanna Nemeth in the ‘Down Neck’ neighborhood of Newark. He lived in Irvington, NJ with his sister Marie most of his life before moving with her to Chatham over 27 years ago. After service in Korea as a WWII veteran, and graduation from Seton Hall University, Anton’s sense of adventure led him to work on the Saudi Arabian pipeline in the ’50s, travel to pre-Castro Cuba on a tramp steamer, and accompany family and friends to visits to Europe and the Caribbean. He was a free lance advertising copyrighter in New York, and in later years worked at the Walk-In Boys in Keansburg where boardwalk visitors were treated to a bit of his wonderful humor and wit with the meals he prepared.
Known as “Unc” to his nieces and nephews, Anton was an affable conversationalist who never failed to surprise with wide ranging and insightful questions and answers. He always enjoyed recounting his last trip to Monmouth Race Track and to Atlantic City, where he enjoyed hours of walking the boardwalk, playing the slots or enjoying the seafood buffet. He read the New York Times cover to cover, keeping a continuing appreciation of life and peoples outside his realm. An inquisitive and expansive observer, Unc also savored the simple pleasures of good food, good company and good times. As one grand niece remembers, “When I think of Uncle Anton I think of his smiling face over a plate of powdery pastries.”
Anton was a wonderful man and one of a kind. He will be much missed.
Previously deceased are his siblings Johanna, Stephan, John, Joseph, Theresa Skuback, Frank, Edward, and Marie Nemeth. Surviving is his brother Frederick of Hazlet, N.J., and numerous beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great nephews.