Carl Thomas Aciukewicz, 82, gently passed away surrounded by his closest family in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Carl never fully recovered from a stroke he suffered in late 2010.
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Carl was a caring and loving husband and father who lead a humble, devout and prayful life. He was born in Nanticoke on Nov. 4, 1931, the son of the late John Aciukewicz and Anna Novarolski. He graduated Nanticoke High School in 1949 and served in the Navy from 1950 to 1953; he was a Korean War veteran.
Carl was loyal to his offices and always dependable, often focused on service to others. He served 34 years in the Pennsylvania State police force until 1990, the last 20 years at the rank of sergeant. Assignments for him and his family included Coudersport, Towanda, Dushore and Wyoming.
Carl grew up as a member of the St. Joseph's Slovak Parish; since he returned to Nanticoke in 1982, he was a member of Holy Trinity, now St. Faustina Parish. Here he served the parish community regularly, in roles from kitchen volunteer to lector to Eucharistic minister. He also served many roles and titles at the Nanticoke American Legion Post from 1995 until his stroke in 2010. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking as a hobby.
Carl joins his parents and brother, John, in heaven.
Living close relatives include his wife, Bernadine, Nanticoke; son Tom and wife, Lisa, Harvard, Massachusetts; sister, Margaret, Nanticoke; sister-in-law, Margaret, Mocanaqua; niece, Ann Marie Aed; and nephew, John Aciukewicz, and a newer generation of great-nieces and great-nephews. Carl is grandfather and zedo to two grandsons, Aiden and James.
The funeral will be held at noon Tuesday from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Faustina Parish; the Rev. James Nash as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Faustina Parish.
Should you wish to leave an online condolence, visit our website at www.kearneyfuneralhomeinc.com.
Kearney Funeral Home, Inc.
173 E. Green Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 25, 2014