Anthony Gordick served in Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Marine

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 10:47 a.m. CDT; updated 8:05 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

COLUMBIA — Anthony Gordick of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was 85.

He was born Oct. 16, 1928. His parents were Ellsey Gordick and Sarah Natoli.

Mr. Gordick was a veteran of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and was honorably discharged from all three branches. He was also a merchant mariner.

Mr. Gordick is survived by a son, Tony; a daughter, Pat Tranter; a daughter-in-law, Gina Gordick; and grandchildren.

His two sisters, Frances Luberda and Elizabeth Alfaro, died earlier.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery, 1479 County Road 1675, Jacksonville.

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