Anthony Poremski, 94, longshoreman

February 29, 2004

Anthony Poremski, a retired longshoreman, died of a stroke Feb. 22 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The East Baltimore resident was 94.

Born and raised in Dundalk, he was a 1927 gradate of Dundalk High School. He was a Bethlehem Steel shipbuilder for many years. Family members said he helped build Liberty and Victory ships for the Allied war effort in the 1940s.

After the war's end, he became a longshoreman and was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association, Local 829. He retired in 1972.

A resident of South Bond Street in Fells Point for many years, his home was one of many condemned in the early 1970s by the city for a planned, but unbuilt, interstate highway. He then moved to Gusryan Street.

Known as "Little Andy," he enjoyed raising vegetables, smoking cigars and racetrack wagering.

A Mass was offered Thursday.

Survivors include his wife of 74 years, the former Mary Lustica; three sons, John Poremski and Richard Poremski, both of Baltimore, and Robert Poremski of North Carolina; three daughters, Rita Albers, Joan Kruszewski and Linda Schmidt, all of Baltimore; a brother, Stanley Poremski of Jacksonville, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A son, Anthony Poremski, died in 1983. Another son, Albert Poremski, died in 1992.

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