Anthony Ferdinand Nowotarski, 89, of Maidencreek Township and formerly of Kenhorst, passed away on Saturday July 10, 2021 at Maidencreek Place. He was the loving husband to Setina M. (Casantini) Nowotarski, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Born December 18, 1931 in Reading, Anthony was the son of Edmund and Stella (Cyran) Nowotarski.
Anthony attended Southern Junior High School in Reading prior to serving in the United States Army. He served proudly and was honorably discharged and awarded a Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, and the Japan Occupation Medal. He later worked for Carpenter Technology as a First Assistant ConCaster in the Arc Melting Department until his retirement in 1987.
He was a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle, Shillington.
Anthony was an avid outdoorsman with a love for trap shooting, hunting, and fishing. He was a lifelong member of Mohnton Fish and Game. When he wasn’t enjoying the outdoors, Anthony could be found bowling.
Surviving, in addition to his spouse, are his two children: Anthony J. Nowotarski, of Bradenton, Florida, and Deborah, wife of John Steffy, of Muhlenberg Township. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Matthew R. Maryniak, husband of Jody, Anthony A. Nowotarski, and Gregory Nowotarski and his step-grandchildren: Joshua M. Steffy and Brett M. Steffy. In addition are his great grandchildren: Madelyn Maryniak and Aubrey Maryniak and his step-great grandchildren: Josia, Angelica, Joshua Jr., and Arrianna Steffy. Siblings, Joseph Nowotarski, of Birdsboro, and Gerald Nowotarski, of Oley, also survive.
Anthony is predeceased by one brother, Edmund Nowotarski.
A viewing will be held Friday July 16, 2021 at 10:00am at Stitzel Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., PO Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920. Please be sure to honor Anthony by including his full name, as he was a longtime member. Donations may also be made to St. John Baptist de la Salle, 420 Holland Street, Shillington, PA 19607.
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