Walter A. Sajkowski, 94, of Dunmore, died Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Curley, the love of his life who he married 65 years ago.
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Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late John and Christine Rutkowsky Sajkowski and he was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. He attended St. Mary's Parochial School and Dickson City High School. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He served in the South Pacific. He was an aerial gunner on a B-25 and he saw action on the following islands: Fiji, Russell, Sterling, Guadalcanal and Munda. He was on fifty missions and he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, American Campaign, Victory World War II medals along with the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5937, Dickson City.
Prior to retirement, he was employed at the Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J., as a program analyst in the facilities Engineering Division.
Surviving are a sister, Pearl Flerianowicz; a niece, Carol Doohan and husband, Barry, all of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Sajkowski; and a sister, Stella Sajkowski.
The funeral with military honors will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Dickson City. Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuner
Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc
601 Dundaff St Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in Scranton Times on June 3, 2014