Tilton, NH – Anthony P Sobiech. was born on May 2, 1921 in Millers Falls, MA, the son of John and Mary Sobiech.
Anthony attended Highland School in Millers Falls, MA and enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1940. He was a veteran of World War II and was stationed aboard the Heavy Cruiser, USS Tuscaloosa, from October 1941 until December 1943, escorting convoys across the North Atlantic. He remained in the Marine Corps until January 1946.
He was married to Frances (Bysiewski) Sobiech and resided in Sunderland, MA for many years. Anthony was employed by the Greenfield Tap & Die Corporation in Greenfield, MA and moved to Walpole, NH after his retirement.
In March 1996, Anthony was awarded the Commemorative Medal on behalf of former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin for his personal contribution to the Allied Support of Russia during World War II. In August 2005, The Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C. presented him with Deck Planking from his beloved ship, the USS Tuscaloosa.
He most recently resided at the Veteran’s Home in Tilton, NH.
Anthony is survived by his son, Jan Sobiech and his daughter Marcia Smith, a grandson, a granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10am in the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel, 90 Sugarloaf St, So. Deerfield, with the Rev. Randolph Calvo officiating. There will be a calling hour on Tuesday at 9am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Sunderland, in the spring. Donations in his memory may be made to the Veteran’s Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH, 03276.
Expressions of Sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com