Paul Edward Sakowski, Mountain Top, a proud 100-year-old World War II U. S. Army veteran, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2017.
He was born in Ashley to Joseph and Amelia Sakowski and was educated in Ashley schools. Siblings, Joseph, Anthony, twin Peter, William, Julia, Helen and in early childhood, twins Edward and Alfred, Anna and Amelia, and brother, Bernard, preceded him in death.
His beloved wife, the former, Ann Stefaniak, died in 1982.
He resided in Mountain Top most of his life, and was a member of St. Jude Parish.
He was employed as a brakeman by the New Jersey Central Railroad, retiring from Conrail in 1979. In March of this year, he celebrated 75 years of continuous membership with The United Transportation Union. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 274, Ashley, having served on the Home Association, Board of Directors and was a trustee at the time of his death. He had been a member of American Legion Post 673, Ashley, for 59 years.
Surviving are his daughters, Joanne Dinoski (Mike) and Paula Woolfolk (Kevin), both of Mountain Top; and grandchildren, Michael, Anna Magness (Tom), Jonathan Woolfolk (Margaux), Kyle Woolfolk (Jessica) and Devon Woolfolk.
Funeral services were held at McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church, St. Mary’s Road, Wapwallopen. Entombment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Church Building Fund, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707.
As a tribute to the deceased veterans of this great country and to Paul’s patriotism, display the United States’ flag proudly and often!