Anthony S. Klimeczak Jr. “Pops” of Jackson, NJ passed away peacefully at the age of 80 at Samaritan Hospice in Mt. Holly after a short battle with cancer. Anthony lived most of his life in Hamilton, NJ before moving to Jackson, NJ 18 years ago.
Pops was in the Army National Guard for 12 years as a mechanic until 1974 when he had a serious injury which caused him to be honorable discharged. His injury didn’t hold him back from one of his passions. You could find Pops at the local racetracks and businesses delivering fuel. He was known to many as “Tony K – the Fuel Guy."
Pops cherished spending time with his family and friends and being at the races every Saturday night. Pops was well known in the race community by owning cars and being the mechanic on cars since the 1970s where he won championships with Driver, Lee McBride. He was also the crew chief for his son Gary who races a street stock and winning one championship and many feature wins.
He is preceded in death by his parents Anthony S. Klimeczak Sr. and Elizabeth Ansilio Klimeczak.
Anthony is survived by his children; Jodie Murl of Hamilton, NJ, Anthony P. Klimeczak of Ohio and Gary Klimeczak (Sandy) of Chatsworth, NJ; his sister Nancy Shestko (Jack) of Yardville, NJ and brother James Klimeczak of Italy; his 5 grandkids; Sarah Struck (Robert), Kimberly Manning (Ross), Jessica Mellon (George), Brieanna Klimeczak and Tori Klimeczak; His 2 Great Grandsons; Brayden Manning and Asher Mellon; along with several nieces and nephews. Anthony is also survived by a longtime family friend Tara Lavin and a few great friends from Jackson Acres; Dave, Pat, Sharon and Cyndie to name a few.
Services will be private as these were Pops’ wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the "Anthony Klimeczak Kids Club" at New Egypt Speedway to help purchase bikes in his honor. Pops loved to see the kids smile when they won a prize. Monetary donations or checks cane be mailed to New Egypt Speedway, 720 County Road 539, New Egypt, NJ 080533.
Email condolences to the family at leefuneralservice.com. Arrangements were made with Ed Kaelin III at the Lee Funeral Home, Mt. Holly.