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In Memory

Anthony G. Drueding - Class Of 1959

Anthony G. Drueding


Anthony G. "Tony" Drueding

Franklin Twp. - Anthony G. "Tony" Drueding, 80, of Franklin Twp, NJ passed away on Friday afternoon March 25, 2022 at home where he had been under the care of family & hospice. Tony was born in Abington, PA and was a longtime resident of S. Jersey. He was the son of the late Glendoris "Doris" (Lamberson) & Bernard Drueding, Sr. He was pre-deceased by his son Anthony Drueding, Jr., Sister Jane & brothers Richard, William, James & Bernard.

Tony was a graduate of Bensalem High School and joined the Navy after graduation. He served on the USS San Marcos & the Shangri La working in the boiler room during the Bay of Pigs invasion. After his military service he went to work in the elevator business having spent the most of his career with National Elevator Co before retiring. Tony enjoyed travelling, was an amazing artist and avid collector of rocks & gems. He discovered a fossil during his travels that is a part of the stonerose collection in Washington State. He loved and was very involved with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 34 yrs; Theresa (Lovato), Children; Michael (Claire) Drueding, Wayne & Cheyenne Drueding, Step children; Robert (Lynda) Elia, Toni (Elia) DiGiovacchino, Barry (Sandy) Elia, Wendy (Drueding) Barth, Tammy (Drueding) McShane, 18 Grandchildren; Katelyn Quinn, Staci Elia, Robert (Taylor) Elia, Nicholas (Sara) DiGiovacchino, Elizabeth (Connor) McKinnis, Abigail Elia, Sawyer Elia, Sarah, Lilly & Abigail Drueding, Enrique (Candace) Sultan, Becky Lynn (Michael) Dinsmore, Taylor Barth. 5 great grandchildren; Jordan & John Peterson, Enrique & Giselle Sultan & Bryce Dinsmore. Brother; Robert (Eva) Drueding, Sister: Katherine Shaffer.

Relatives & friends will be received on Friday April 1, 2022 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Road, Vineland, NJ where his funeral service will be conducted at 12 noon. Burial will follow in the Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, NJ. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601. To e-mail condolences & or tributes, please visit www.pancoastfuneralhome.com

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03/29/22 10:14 AM #1    

Lenora Hollup (Macri) (1959)

  • Heartfelt condolences 2 Anthony's family & friends!

03/29/22 11:55 AM #2    

Nancy Leighton (Klauder) (1959)

Tony was in my classes in senior year of high school.  I remember him as a quiet guy.  But, he always had a smile for everyone. May the family find comfort in all your warm memories of the past.

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