Josephine B. Sak


    First Posted: 1/26/2013

    Josephine B. Sak, 94, formerly of Wilkes-Barre Township and Plains Township, passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre.

    She was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on June 16, 1918, a daughter of the late John and Mary Atcavage.

    She attended Marymount Parochial School. Josephine was formerly employed at the Penn State Belt & Buckle Co. in Wilkes-Barre Township.

    Josephine was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Plains Township. She was a former member of St. Joseph's Monastery in Wilkes-Barre Township, where she was an active volunteer and cook at the annual bazaar. She also was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Sak, in 1985; her brothers, Stanley, Louis and John Atcavage; her sisters, Mary Solt, Regina Carpenter and Edith Rogers.

    Surviving are daughters, Eileen Olszyk and her husband, Paul, Wilkes-Barre Township, and Dolores Jean McCrea, Plains Township; son, Thomas Sak and his wife, Mary Cathleen, Hudson; grandchildren, Randall Olszyk, John Richard McCrea, Jason Michael McCrea, Thomas Sak III, Mary Jeanette Hockenberry; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Little Flower Manor, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Josephine's obituary at

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