I first met Tony in 1989 when he and Dave took
me on my first 'railfanning trip'. Only it was a
canal fanning trip. With the book of photos of
the Morris Canal in hand we traveled along the
old canal route looking at the remains of the canal.
It was a memorable day for me and I appreciated Tony's kindness.
He will be missed. - Jules
Tony showing his great smile.
Tony the Engineer
Tony and Dave
Rich Z, Tony O and Bob Judge at the GSC BBQ
Rich Z. photo
A young Tony working on the GSC Club layout
Tony at the throttle
Rich Z. Photo
Tony trackside at Ridgley WV
Rich Z. Photo
Anthony Thomas Organek, 81, of Red Bank, passed away at home on May 5, 2020. He was born in Bayonne, NJ to the late Anthony and Josephine (Mikulski) Organek. Anthony worked as a computer systems programmer for IBM and AT&T Bell Labs in Holmdel retiring after many years. "Tony O" as he was known, was an Sargent E-5 in the US Army Reserves, a world traveled railroad photographer, an amateur historian of the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania and contributing photographer for multiple historic railroad books. Besides railroading, he also played piano and love to sing with the church choir. Anthony is predeceased by his beloved wife, Madeline (Apruzzi) Organek. Surviving are his two sons, David and his wife Amy and Steven and his wife Deborah, his three cherished grandchildren Maxwell, Rebecca and Paul and his dear sister Frances.