Edmund E. Anyzek Sr., 80, of Gloucester City, owner of Anyzek Fuel there since 1957, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, March 10, at Virtua Marlton Hospital.
Born in Camden, Mr. Anyzek graduated from Camden High School and worked for a time at the former GAF paper mill in Gloucester City.
In 1957, he became owner of the firm founded by his father, Edward S., in 1932.
"We specialize in residential and commercial heating oil and diesel fuel deliveries," Mr. Anyzek's son, Edmund E. Jr., said."We also do plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning."
The son called his father "an outstanding, hardworking guy who lived to work and travel."
And, he said, his father "had a passion for antique cars and trucks."
Edward Dolan, part of the ownership family at Dolan Contractors in Westampton Township, said he and Mr. Anyzek had been best friends for 50 years.
"He was a great guy, a good friend," Dolan said. "He would do anything for you."
Mr. Anyzek was a member of the Camden County Master Plumbers Association, the South Jersey Oil Heat Association, the New Jersey Fuel Merchants Association, and the Gloucester City Lions Club.
Besides his son, Mr. Anyzek is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; daughters Linda Grey and Sheryl; two sisters; and six grandchildren.
Viewings are set from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 15, and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 16, both at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, before an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 1010 Liberty St., Camden, N.J., 08104, with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing.
Donations may be sent to the church at the above address.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccannhealey.com.