ANSONIA — Stanley J. “Buzz or Buzzy” Saska, 94, of Ansonia, died peacefully Sunday, July 28, 2019 at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris Andrusko Saska.
Mr. Saska was born February 3, 1925 in Ansonia, the son of the late Joseph and Ludwika Karkut Saska, and was a lifelong resident. A proud U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he worked as a boiler operator for the former B.F. Goodrich Company for 25 years to the time of its great arson demise. He was then employed as a stationary engineer for the State of Connecticut at the Fairfield Hills Hospital power plant for approximately 13 years, until the time of his retirement in 1989.
Mr. Saska was a member of American Legion Post #50, the YMCA and the Polish Falcon and St. Sebastian Clubs, all of Ansonia.
A talented athlete, he played fastpitch softball in valley leagues and tournaments in his younger years. His ability to hurl a softball past a batter so rapidly that you’d only hear the air buzzing over the stitching earned him the nickname “Buzz” or “Buzzy,” a nickname he kept for life.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden and his champion tomato plants.
Mr. Saska liked to dance, especially the polka, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially over a meal. He also enjoyed fishing and trips to the casinos.
He leaves his devoted children, Nancy Saska of Ansonia, Stanley (Cindy Karlic) Saska of Madison and Jeanne (John) Toste of Branford; a sister, Irene (Stanley) Dykty of Seymour; cherished grandchildren, Michael Saska of Florida, David Saska of Guilford, Kathleen Saska of Florida, Christopher Toste of Canada, Jeffrey Toste of Massachusetts and Stephanie Toste of Branford; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, he was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Walter Saska, and sisters, Mary Simjian, Anna Chometa and Jenny Parkosewich.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated August 2 at St. Joseph Church, 32 Jewett St., Ansonia. Interment with military honors followed in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Arrangements were by Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, Ansonia.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.