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March 19, 2013

Anthony (Tony) Hren

Anthony (Tony) Hren

DECATUR — Anthony (Tony) Hren, 88, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Otsego Manor.

He was born Oct. 10, 1924, in Decatur, the son of Leo and Antoinette (Skerl) Hren. 

He married Anne Dedek on June 30, 1951, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Worcester.

Tony was a United States Army veteran serving in World War II, where he was wounded during combat and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He was a member of Timberwolves Infantry Division.

Tony was a general contractor in the Worcester area for most of his life.  He also worked as a highway and town supervisor in Decatur. 

He was a member of the Schenevus VFW, having served as post commander for a period of time.

He survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Anne Hren; children, Yvonne Cross of Oneonta, Sheryl Hren of Oneonta, Anthony (TJ) Hren of Dalton, Mass., Celeste Rundblad of Decatur and Michelle Hren of Onondaga; grandchildren, Judson Cross and wife, Amy of Woodstock, Conn., Alicia Kingsbury of Elmira, Jesse Klee of Oneonta, Kristin Banhart of Decatur, Alexandria Hren of Costa Mesa, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Georgia and Delaney Cross, Marley, Christopher and Jack Kingsbury, Lyla and Abigail Banhart;  also his siblings, John Hren, Henry (Jean) Hren, and Elsie Hren Conte. In addition, Tony leaves numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, and siblings, Leo, Joseph and Marie.

There will be no calling hours. 

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m., April 2, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Worcester, with the Rev. Ronald Green, MM, as celebrant.

Burial with military honors will be in the Decatur Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Worcester Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 191, Worcester, NY 12197 or to the Otsego Manor, 128 Phoenix Mills Crossroad, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

The family extends its gratitude to the staff of the Mountain Ridge neighborhood at Otsego Manor, for the exceptional care, concern and love given to their loved one, Tony.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Arrangements are under the guidance of the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St, Worcester. 

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