Carl Francis Saska, Sr.

Date of Death: 10/10/2018

Aug. 28,1934 – Oct.10, 2018

Carl Francis Saksa, Sr., 84, Duncansville, died peacefully at home on Wednesday.

He was born in Hazelton, son of the late John and Margaret (Stevens) Saksa.  He married Bonnie R. (Hartzell) who preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2018 after 40 years of marriage.

Carl is survived by four children, John of Airville; Jill (Dennis) Hancock of Belle, WV; Beth (Scott) Wood of Charlotte, NC; and Nancy Jo Saksa of Cresson; six grandchildren: John, Brady, Franklin, Mariah, Carson and Kate; one great-granddaughter, Khloe; two sisters: Barbara (Bob) Receski of Brookville and Margaret (Martin)Tansy of Wayne; and his former wife, Nancy Layaou of Cresson.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Carl F. Saksa, Jr.; and step-father, Dr. Edwin Cummings.

Carl enjoyed his retirement after decades working at SKF with an active life filled with golf, bowling and time with family and friends.  

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, today, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc, 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament by Msgr. Robert Mazur. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.

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