Anthony J. Crement, age 87, formerly of Arlington Heights, died Monday, February 9, 2015, at The Fountains in Crystal Lake.
He was born March 8, 1927 in Hammond, Louisiana to Sam and Lena (Bertone) Crement. On December 3, 1949, he married Shirley Zillner in Chicago.
Formerly a longtime resident of Arlington Heights, Anthony moved to Crystal Lake in 2011. He enjoyed a 39 year career in sales at Gerber Foods in Chicago, and retired as sales manager.
Anthony was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served during World War II. He later played basketball from 1947-1948 for the New York Celtics. He served as a high school basketball referee and also coached grade school basketball. Anthony was an avid golfer, and also loved to read.
Anthony is survived by four children, Robert (Cynthia) Crement, Deb (Ron) Held, Gale Crement, and Barbara (Frank) Oswald; five grandchildren, Brandy Held, Krystle (Raymond) Clark, Michael Oswald, Anthony Oswald, and Brianna Oswald; a great-grandchild, Charlotte; and a sister, Mary (the late Tom) DeBlase.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on July 9, 2006.
Friends may visit with his family from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the funeral home.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to the Alzheimers Association, 8460 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.