The Obit For Ben Sadusky

Bernard A. "Ben" Sadusky

Published in the Republican & Herald on 5/25/2009

May 23, 2009

Bernard A. "Ben" Sadusky, 85, of Ridley Park, died Saturday at Vitas Hospice, Darby.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Roman and Sophia Sparrow Sadusky.

A resident of Ridley Park for 12 years, he previously lived in Bushkill Falls.

He attended Shenandoah High School, where he played football with the Blue Devils.

He was a grinder/supervisor at Phoenix Steel Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1985.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater, and participated in the invasion of Morotaia, a Japanese held island in the Dutch East Indies. After the war, Ben spent four years in the Chicago Cubs minor league system, playing for Clinton, Iowa, and Janesville, Wis. He was inducted into the Jerry Wolman Chapter of the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame for baseball and football.

He was a member of The Church of St. Madeline, Ridley Park. He also enjoyed his home in the Poconos, fishing, traveling in the United States, the Phillies, the Eagles, and was an avid golfer. Most important was his family and home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Stanley Sadusky, Jennie Jacobs, Anthony Sadusky, Alex Sadusky and Regina Possesky.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Olga Bisko Sadusky; two sons, Matthew M. Sadusky, Ridley Park, and Richard J. Sadusky, Winton, Calif.; a daughter, Sandra Way, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a sister, Helen Kott, Bound Brook, N.J.; and a grandson, Mark Way.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of St. Madeline, Penn Street and Morton Avenue, Ridley Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Thursday at White-Luttrell Funeral Home, 311 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ridley Park, PA 19078.

Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Township. Memorial gifts may be made to the Catholic Charities, 222 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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