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Lieut David Anthony Cordek
Birth: Jun. 16, 1929
South Fork
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1993
Seminole County
Florida, USA


David is believed to be from the State of Pennsylvania originally. He was a career Navy man, beginning his career as an enlisted photographer. After ten years as an enlisted man he received a commission and I knew him as a LTJG aboard the USS Talbot County (LST 1153) when we both were part of the crew of this ship at the same time, during the late 1950's. I was a Radarman and David was assigned as the Deck Division Officer and I wasn't assigned directly to his area of responsibility but I did know him and he was a good guy and an officer who treated those who were junior to him the way he hoped to be treated by them.
Dave retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant and located in Longwood, Florida where he opened a photography studio. Apparently his talents as a photographer were well respected and his business flourished until eventually he became ill and had to spend less and less time attending to business. He is said to have been a heavy smoker and died in the Longwood area, the result of lung cancer at 63 years, 9 months, and 13 days of age.

NOTE: The dates of birth and death, as shown above, are taken from the social security death index ( and are believed to be correct as shown. 
Family links: 
  John T. Cordek (1892 - 1941)
  Helen G. Shimelonis Cordek (1897 - 1973)
  John Charles Cordek (1916 - 1960)*
  Tofiel A. Cordek (1918 - 1983)*
  Joseph A. Cordek (1920 - 1997)*
  Louis Sylvester Cordek (1922 - 2001)*
  Victor C Cordek (1927 - 1972)*
  David Anthony Cordek (1929 - 1993)
*Calculated relationship
Florida National Cemetery
Sumter County
Florida, USA
Plot: SECTION 501 SITE 530
Created by: John R. Ashburn (Sr.)
Record added: Apr 21, 2006
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Lieut David Anthony Cordek
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