OBITUARY

Anthony Narushka

December 16, 1926March 11, 2018
Play Tribute Movie Play Tribute Movie

Anthony “Tony” Narushka, 91, of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away in his home on March 11, 2018. He was born in Uncasville, Connecticut to the late Alex and Stella Narushka. He served in the United States Army from 1945 through 1947 in the 82nd Airborne Division and was also a Glider Paratrooper. He was a member of the VFW and proudly wore his ribbons at their many events. Tony attended school in Louisville, Kentucky and was employed at Martin Marietta for over 30 years as a Senior Aerospace Engineer. He moved to Orlando, Florida in 1958 with the opening of Martin Marietta with his wife Delores and son Anthony, and soon welcomed Alex to the family. While working at Martin Marietta, Tony began to acquire duplex rental units and maintained them throughout Orlando for many years. His entrepreneur skills didn’t stop there. He soon opened a pizza parlor on Curry Ford Road in the early 1970s called “Dino’s” which became a local “hangout” and another successful business adventure. He was an accomplished accordion and violin player and could play songs from hearing them. He was a member of the Polish American Pulaski Club and previously served on their Board of Directors and he greatly enjoyed the Polka dances on Sundays at the club, showing off his accomplished Polka dancing. He served the Catholic Church in Orlando by helping with the many projects at St. John Vianney. In the early 1990s, he helped his oldest son, Tony, start a “scissor lift” in Warsaw, Poland called “Instant Polska”. It continues to be a successful and thriving business in Poland. Tony’s fun time was his passion. He became an accomplished fisherman from Port Canaveral, hooking Cobia and Tripletail as well as many of varieties of fish, to Chokoloskee, Florida where he knew the 10,000 islands like the back of his hand. He shared his adventures with his sons and their friends. From catching Snook to Redfish to Trout to diving for lobster. Many young men experienced unforgettable trips that taught them well. He enjoyed his hunting trips with his brothers out West for pheasant and antelope as well as hunting for deer in Georgia with his sons, creating special memories and making many lasting friends. In his later years he enjoyed keeping his mind sharp by playing poker at the Poker Room in Daytona and traveling to Costa Rica, Poland and throughout Europe. He also traveled the United States extensively from Alaska to the Florida Keys. Tony was a giving and compassionate man who could help many people in any way he could. He would always let you know what’s on his mind, but would always give you a loving smile. He is survived by: his loving wife of 14 years, Janet; son, Alex; brothers, Raymond and Nick Narushka; step daughter, J’Nine and her husband, Greg; and step granddaughter, Ariel Perkowski. He was predeceased by: former wife, Delores Narushka; brother, Mike Narushka; and son, Tony Narushka. Services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Gotha, Florida with a Visitation on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm and a Funeral Service on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Polish American Pulaski Club of Daytona Beach, 3621 International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32124.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by: his loving wife of 14 years, Janet; son, Alex; brothers, Raymond and Nick Narushka; step daughter, J’Nine and her husband, Greg; and step granddaughter, Ariel Perkowski.

    He was predeceased by: former wife, Delores Narushka; brother, Mike Narushka; and son, Tony Narushka.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Anthony Narushka

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Teresa Pearce

March 24, 2018

Alex,
So sorry for your loss!
Your father was a special man. I can remember the loving way he cared for your grandmother.
He was a special friend to my Dad as well. I always enjoyed hearing the stories of the adventures and memories he created for you, Randy and the guys! You are his legacy! We love you like family!
Teresa

Randy Pearce

March 24, 2018

Tony was a wonderful father, friend and servant to our country. Tony was as tough as nails on the outside and had a loving giving heart on the inside. Tony mentored so many of us on life lesson from moral, values and consequences to teaching us the ways of the outdoors. Tony made trips affordable when we were young and always made memories I will never forget. He instilled many techniques in me and others to becoming a successful hunter and fisherman. I experienced my first lobster trip, shrimping excursion and polka music with Tony and Alex. Tony always out fished everyone but would also tell you how to become better fisherman and hunter and many lessons that I still value today and have pasted on to my kids and friends. Tony brought a lot experience in finance that I could not learned without him being so giving of his knowledge of what he had learned so we could bypass mistake and make more gains in our own lives. May god bless you Tony, until we meet again with our lord Jesus Christ.

Kevin Kramer

March 20, 2018

I was one of those lucky kids that were able to tag along with Tony, Nick, little Tony and Alex on some of those epic hunting and fishing adventures. I loved every minute then and cherish every memory today. My thoughts and prayers are with Tony and his family.

Walt Marcinko Jr

March 20, 2018

Mom and I are sorry to hear of Uncle Tony's passing. At the same time we are glad that he lived a long, productive life and had good family and friends, which is all we can really ask for. We will always remember the fun times we had visiting him.

Walt Marcinko Jr

March 19, 2018

Mom and I are sorry to hear of Uncle Alex's passing. At the same time we are glad that he lived a long, productive life and had good family and friends, which is all we can really ask for. We will always remember the fun times we had visiting him.

Cheryl Narushka

March 16, 2018

Tony, you are loved and will be missed. You and your family will be forever in my heart, thank you for being a part of my life. ❤️🙏❤️🙏
Cheryl

Piotr Wachowiak

March 14, 2018

At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

Michał, Bozena, Grzegorz, Piotr, Piotr's Mom and team of Instant Poland

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Anthony “Tony” Narushka, 91, of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away in his home on March 11, 2018. He was born in Uncasville, Connecticut to the late Alex and Stella Narushka.
He served in the United States Army from 1945 through 1947 in the 82nd Airborne Division and was also a Glider Paratrooper. He was a member of the VFW and proudly wore his ribbons at their many events.
Tony attended school in Louisville, Kentucky and was employed at Martin Marietta for over 30 years as a Senior Aerospace Engineer. He moved to Orlando, Florida in 1958 with the opening of Martin Marietta with his wife Delores and son Anthony, and soon welcomed Alex to the family. While working at Martin Marietta, Tony began to acquire duplex rental units and maintained them throughout Orlando for many years. His entrepreneur skills didn’t stop there. He soon opened a pizza parlor on Curry Ford Road in the early 1970s called “Dino’s” which became a local “hangout” and another successful business adventure.
He was an accomplished accordion and violin player and could play songs from hearing them. He was a member of the Polish American Pulaski Club and previously served on their Board of Directors and he greatly enjoyed the Polka dances on Sundays at the club, showing off his accomplished Polka dancing.
He served the Catholic Church in Orlando by helping with the many projects at St. John Vianney.
In the early 1990s, he helped his oldest son, Tony, start a “scissor lift” in Warsaw, Poland called “Instant Polska”. It continues to be a successful and thriving business in Poland.
Tony’s fun time was his passion. He became an accomplished fisherman from Port Canaveral, hooking Cobia and Tripletail as well as many of varieties of fish, to Chokoloskee, Florida where he knew the 10,000 islands like the back of his hand. He shared his adventures with his sons and their friends. From catching Snook to Redfish to Trout to diving for lobster. Many young men experienced unforgettable trips that taught them well.
He enjoyed his hunting trips with his brothers out West for pheasant and antelope as well as hunting for deer in Georgia with his sons, creating special memories and making many lasting friends.
In his later years he enjoyed keeping his mind sharp by playing poker at the Poker Room in Daytona and traveling to Costa Rica, Poland and throughout Europe. He also traveled the United States extensively from Alaska to the Florida Keys.
Tony was a giving and compassionate man who could help many people in any way he could. He would always let you know what’s on his mind, but would always give you a loving smile.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 14 years, Janet; son, Alex; brothers, Raymond and Nick Narushka; step daughter, J’Nine and her husband, Greg; and step granddaughter, Ariel Perkowski.
He was predeceased by: former wife, Delores Narushka; brother, Mike Narushka; and son, Tony Narushka.
Services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Gotha, Florida with a Visitation on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm and a Funeral Service on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Polish American Pulaski Club of Daytona Beach, 3621 International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32124.