Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side
2607 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510
(814) 899-7656
More Obituaries for Albert Oldakowski
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Albert Joseph Oldakowski Sr.

Obituary Condolences

Albert Joseph Oldakowski Sr. Obituary
Veteran, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather Albert Joseph Oldakowski, Sr., of Erie, died peacefully at his home, on Friday, March 22, 2013, at the age of 88. He was born in Cherry Valley, Pa. on April 24, 1924, son of Anthony and Aurlia Objenski Oldakowski. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Matthew, Henry, Charles, Chester and his sister, Margaret Opanowitz, and a son, James Oldakowski. Al is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Rosalia (Rose) Rung Oldakowski. Al graduated from East High School where he played several sports and was a recipient of the American Legion Award. Al and Rose were married on November 27, 1941. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served on an LST. Al was a Gunner's Mate, 2nd Class, He survived the Battle of Normandy. Al was employed for 17 years at General Electric and retired from Keystone Towel and Linens Supplies, in Erie. Al Earned many bowling awards and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. He was a member of St. Mark the Evangelist R.C. Church. His greatest pleasure came from the family, entertaining them with stories of his experiences as an athlete, spouse, parent, sailor, grand and great-grandparent. Besides his wife, Al is survived by his son, Al, Jr. of Meadville, Pa. (wife, Katrina), a daughter Christine Rogers of Brenham Texas (husband, Tom) and five grandchildren, Marie, Julie, Michael, Tim and Dawn and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Al's family is indebted to each of his caregivers including Jamie, Amy, Sue, Ardys and Mohammed. We are grateful for the continual support of Hospice of Metropolitan Erie. Friends may call at Dusckas Funeral Home, East, 2607 Buffalo Rd. on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and invited to attend a prayer service there on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist R.C. Church. A full military service will follow, conducted by the American Legion Carl Neff Post #571. A private interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, 202 East 10th St., Erie, PA 16503. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 24, 2013
Read More
Planning Guide
Free funeral planning guide compliments of Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side