Anthony (Tony) Szamocki excelled in basketball and baseball while at Bartlett High School, serving as team captain in both sports his senior year.
Tony was a standout first baseball, considered the best every by legendary coach George Finnegan, who placed Tony on the All-Time baseball team. He was a varsity team member for four years.
Likewise, Tony was a force on the basketball court, using his high to great advantage, especially on the defensive end of the court. He was a varsity team member for three years.
He was a member of the undefeated 1934-1935 basketball team that compiled a 21-0 record. It is said to be the only time in the school’s storied basketball history, spanning more than 100 years, that a boy’s team went undefeated.
In 1935 he received recognition by being named to the league All-Star Basketball Team.
After graduating from Bartlett High, Tony went on to become a National Golden Gloves Boxing Champion. In 1941 he fought his way to the New England Light-Heavyweight Amateur Championship.
As for his personal achievements, Tony Szamocki served as the Town of Webster’s Police Chief for 26 years.
Three sons, Norman, 55, Michael, 48, and John, 43, and one daughter, Donna, 45, survive him. Another daughter, Sandra, is deceased.