Leonard Francis Kaskie

May 14, 1929 ~ January 29, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Leonard Francis Kaskie, 93, of Coal Township, PA and Sparks, MD, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2023.  He was born in Shamokin, PA on May 14, 1929, the youngest of seven children, to the late Walter and Pauline (Rukowski) Kaskie.  He attended St. Stanislaus School in Shamokin and graduated from Coal Township High in 1947.  Upon graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Guam, M.I. before being discharged in 1949.  He then began working as a construction boilermaker in Pittsburg and Bethlehem, PA.  On May 14, 1955 he was married in St. Stanislaus Church to the former Jean P. Apollo, class of Coal Township, 1951.  They moved to Essex, MD.  He began working at Thompson Steel Company, Sparrows Point MD in 1954, and worked there in various management positions for 40 years, before retiring in 1994.

Leonard then moved to Sparks, MD and also maintained a home in Coal Township, PA.

He was a life member of the East End Fire Company, Coal Township; American Legion Post 0148, Essex, MD; Social member, Brady Fire Company; and life member Polish Home Club, Fells Point, MD.  He was a member of Mother Cabrini Church in Shamokin, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by five brothers, one sister, four sisters-in-law, one grandson, 2 nieces, and three nephews.  He was the last surviving member of his family.

In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by five daughters: Patricia (Carlo) Noto, Wilmington N.C.; Regina (the late Michael) Greaver, Abita Springs, LA; Alicia (David) Villa, Phoenix, MD; Jacqueline (Timothy) Barnaba, Glen Arm, MD; Paula (Hugo) Benalcazar, Phoenix, MD; one sister-in-law, Gertrude Kaskie, Coal Township, PA.  He is also survived by five grandsons, six granddaughters, and three great grandsons.

Funeral and interment services will be private.  Family will be having a celebration of life in memory of Leonard at a later date at Mother Cabrini Church and burial at Mother Cabrini Cemetery, Shamokin, PA. 

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