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Anton F. Geurds

September 1, 1933 - May 9, 2024

Anton F. Geurds, 90 of Trenton, entered in God’s Care Thursday, May 9, 2024, while at home.


Born in Zevenaar, Netherlands, he arrived in the USA in 1952. He and his late wife Rose (Fantauzzo) resided in the Chambersburg Section of Trenton for most of his life. Anton was an honorably discharged Army veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War.


 He was employed as a construction superintendent at Mercer County Improvement Authority for many years before retirement. His projects included the Sovereign Bank Arena, Mercer Oaks Golf Courses and Club House, and Mercer County Waterfront Ball Park. He was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Parish-St. Joachim’s Church.


 Predeceased by his parents, Hermanus and Theodora (Jordense) Geurds; and his beloved wife Rose (Fantauzzo) Geurds, who died in November of 2023. 


Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Parish-St. Joachim’s Church, 20-56 Butler Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.


 Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association.


 Arrangements are under the direction of the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Homes, Hamilton.




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Uncle Anton, You were a great big personality packaged up in a little Dutch man! You loved Aunt Rose dearly and were proud of your Dutch heritage. You brought spunk and cheer to our family gatherings. I remember you standing around the piano, often played by Aunt Frannie, with your glass held high singing different toasts in Dutch and the family all responding with a hearty "Alleluia." We always were quite in awe of your artistic and design talents that came to life in your beautiful woodwork. In fact, that talent lives on in one of your great nephews! I enjoyed the lively conversations that took place around the dining table in your home. We learned the art of spirite…


Anton, you were an amazing older brother, so much talent. When I was a little boy, you were my guardian and protector. As I grew you taught me many creative skills, you had incredible knowledge. We completed many projects side by side, from design to construct. Anton you were my mentor, my teacher.

Rest in peace with those you love.

I will always be your “Kleine Keesje”

Kees Geurds


Uncle Anton was a skilled carpenter who created beautiful works of art. He was the unofficial Geurds Family historian and painstakingly maintained a collection of slides cataloging his family’s history. His smooth baritone voice often led rousing renditions of “lang zal ze leven”, with a hearty “Hip, Hip Hooray” at the end. He was a good dancer and a talented drummer. Uncle Anton was one of ten children. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, his brothers Bill, and Henk, and his sisters Anneke, Trudy and Julie. He is survived by his sister Doris Service, his brothers Rudy and Kees Geurds, numerous nieces and nephews and others who knew and loved him.

Rest in peace Uncle Anton.

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Beautifully written... Just wanted to add Uncle Winandus and his daughter Pamela and grandson I. Emerson Kabati.



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