Memorial Service Video – includes photos and video clips of tributes during his Service which was held on Friday, July 18, 2104.
The below video was shown as the Tribute Video to Tony Halas at his Memorial Service held on Friday, July 18, 2014
Anthony “Tony” Halas III, a 67yr old Air Force Vietnam Veteran passed away suddenly on July 9, 2014
Tony, was a very generous and kind man who would always do for others and offered his time and support in anything someone needed. He proudly served the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, dedicated many years as a dispatcher for EP Henry of Turnersville.
It’s hard to place just one title on Tony Halas – he threw himself into many veterans organizations he believed in. His work helping other veterans find assistance for utility bills, furniture and everything in between turned into the Vets Helping Vets organization, now seven years strong.
He has served as president of the South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association, Vice President of the POW/MIA Awareness Organization of New Jersey and as a veterans service officer for the county’s veterans affairs office.
He was former commander of the Gloucester County Veterans Advisory Council and former Commander of VFW District 13. He was also on the original committee that established the Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, which is where he will be laid to rest this Friday.
“He was a great family man,” said his wife of 35 years, Kathy Halas. In addition to Kathy, he leaves behind three children, his mother, two grandchildren, and one brother. “He shouldered a lot of weight for everybody. His love and kindness went everywhere.”
Beloved husband to Kathleen (née Beck); Devoted father of Daniel, Richard, and Kathleen Kopec (Edward); Loving grandfather of Genevieve and Sabrina.
A memorial service for Halas will be held on Friday, July 18, at 11 a.m. located at the Glassboro VFW, 275 Wilmer St., Glassboro. Following the Memorial Service, Tony’s family and friends are invited to the burial at the Gloucester County Veteran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent in his name to the Glassboro VFW or the South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Association.
FLAG LINE & MOTORCYCLE ESCORT Information
DATE: Friday, July 18th
RALLY TIME: 10:15am
RALLY LOCATION: Glassboro VFW, 275 Wilmer St., Glassboro, NJ
FLAG Line to be in place by 10:40am. ESCORT following the Service.
Rally at the Glassboro VFW where we will set up a Flag Line for Tony’s Service which begins at 11am. After the service we will escort Tony’s cremains to Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, where we will once again form a Flag Line.
RC: Bob “Wolfie” Henderson
To read article in Gloucester County Times, click here.
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