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Anthony A. Remkus

Thu, 02/01/2024 - 10:38

Dec. 6, 1955 - Nov. 29, 2023

Anthony A. Remkus’s “passion for motorcycles started with his first motorcycle, a red 1971 Honda SL350, and that passion never wavered,” his family wrote. “He loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles and could tell you just about anything you could ever want to know about them.”

He shared that passion with his wife, Selena, “and his sons, and his favorite rides were the ones we did as a family,” they said.

Mr. Remkus, who worked for 34 years as a bulk delivery driver for Pulver Gas, covering Montauk, and as a school bus driver for eight years, died on Nov. 29 at Stony Brook University Hospital. An East Hampton resident, he was 67 and had kidney failure and multiple myeloma.

He was born in Southampton on Dec. 6, 1955, to James Remkus and the former Shirley Hosfelt, and grew up in Sag Harbor, helping his father run their family fishing station on the west side of the bridge to North Haven.

He graduated from Pierson High School in 1974 and soon joined the Coast Guard, serving from 1974 to 1978 in Japan and Maryland, where he worked on a buoy tender servicing channel markers in major inlets. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Remkus enjoyed “spending time with his boys tinkering and riding on their bikes,” his wife said.

He and Selena Field were married on May 15, 2001. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Joseph Remkus of Sag Harbor and Michael Remkus of Breinigsville, Pa., and by two siblings, James Remkus and Claudia Jacobs, both of Sag Harbor.



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