Anthony "Junior" Konecny, 85, of Derry, died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at his home.
He was born September 14, 1936 in Latrobe a son of the late Anthony and Virginia Pawlosky Konecny.
Tony was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry and had retired from Newcomers. He was a US Army Veteran, member of the Derry Rod & Gun Club, the Derry American Legion and the Conemaugh Valley Beagle Club.
His passions, in addition to spending time with his family, included being an avid hunter and fisherman, with multiple successful hunts and trips over his lifetime. He also enjoyed cooking for everyone, seasoning it to perfection, gardening and making tasty varieties of wine. Another favorite past time was enjoying fishing along the river at his camp in Tionesta, PA (Smokey Pines) and hunting while surrounded by an abundance of lifelong friends especially "Buck" Pawlosky and Jerry Jim.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Murphy and two brothers; Richard and Francis Konecny.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Linda Platt Konecny, daughter Kelly Russell of Latrobe, granddaughters Autumn Russell and Tara Konecny and her fiancee Sam Nowicki and caring niece Karen Brown. He is also survived by sister Regina Mears of Latrobe, brother Jack Konecny
(Diane) of Ohio, sister in law Geneann Konecny of Latrobe. Several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry where a service will be conducted Monday at 11am.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com