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OBIT: Dolezal, Anton J. "Tony"

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    Dolezal, Anton J. Anton J. Tony Dolezal, 84, of Waco, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.Services will
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      Dolezal, Anton J.

      Anton J. "Tony" Dolezal, 84, of Waco, passed away on Monday, March
      19, 2007, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.Services
      will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Waco Memorial Park
      Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Jim Gray officiating. Visitation will
      be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque
      Blvd.A memorial video honoring his life will be shared during the
      visitation. Tony was born May 20, 1922, in Temple to Rudolph and
      Frances (Turecek) Dolezal.He moved to Waco when he was 6 months old
      and lived here most of his life. He served in the 2nd Marines in the
      South Pacific during World War II, and he received two Purple Hearts
      for wounds received during combat. His unit received several
      citations for the combat they saw at the Gilbert Islands. He was
      honorably discharged on May 18, 1946.He returned to Waco and became
      a wood worker foreman for C.M. Trautschold, and retired after 50
      years of service in 1992. He married the former Mary Elizabeth
      Pearson on Jan. 4, 1947, in Waco, and the couple recently celebrated
      their 60th anniversary. He enjoyed fishing with his family, and
      working in his large vegetable garden each year. He was preceded in
      death by his parents; brother, Louis Dolezal; and sister-in-law,
      Ellen Dolezal. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Alan Dolezal
      and wife, Pam of Humble, Larry Dolezal and wife, Brenda of Waco, and
      Gary Dolezal of Waco; daughter, Janice Moreland and husband, Mike of
      Ennis; brothers, Ady Dolezal of Granbury, Rudy Dolezal of Fort
      Worth, and Jerry Dolezal of Waco; sister, Mary Howe of Papillion,
      Neb.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family
      especially thanks Hillcrest Home Care and Hospice for their
      excellent care. The online guestbook is available at
      www.oakcrestwaco.com May 20, 1922 - March 19, 2007 Sign the Guest
      Book at www.wacotrib.com



      Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald from 3/20/2007 - 3/21/2007.
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