Frederick 'Fred" P. Palka
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AGE: 91 • Sayreville
Frederick "Fred" P. Palka, age 91, of Sayreville, passed away Friday, August 3rd 2012 at Briarwood Care Center in Sayreville. Born in Elmora, PA, Fred had lived in Sayreville most of his life. Before his retirement, Mr. Palka was an electrician for many years, retiring from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka RC Church in Sayreville. Fred was a past president of the St. Stan's Holy Name Society.
He is predeceased by his wife Leona in February of this year and by is brothers John, Chester, Anthony, Louis and Benjamin. Surviving are his daughter Patricia with whom he lived, his daughter Cathy Katin and her husband Lewis of PA, his grandchildren Steven and Laura Katin of PA, and his sisters Balbina Zagata of Parlin and Agnes VanCavish of Long Island, NY.
Funeral services will be Monday 11am from the Maliszewski Memorial Home, 121 Main Street, Sayreville with a burial to follow at St. Stan's Cemetery in Sayreville. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. The St. Stan's Holy Name will hold services on Sunday at 4pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Fred's name to the VA Memorial Home-Menlo Park, 132 Evergreen Road, Edison NJ 08818.
Published in Home News Tribune on Aug. 4, 2012