Victoria - I apologize for not answering sooner. The story my mother has told me re our Anton Bezdek my grandfather is that he was a Sokol coach and he died of injuries related to a fall he sustained while giving an gymnastics exhibition. I have pictures of the funeral procession the town honored him with, and a couple of pictures of him dressed in gym clothes but not much more.
My mom did not have a very happy childhood with my grandmother and her stepfather, and I think she really wishes she knew her father (he died before she was born). She gets pretty upset when I ask questions - I have to be careful in how I draw her out.
Let me know what you think about this info - thanks, Tina