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“Pam and family. Sorry to hear about ,'Ski's" passing. He is one of the good guys. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Coburger - Hoyt Lakes, MN

“Pam and family, so sorry for such a huge loss to all. We had some great church school and family times together. That's what Brian and I will...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Dunaway - Demotte, IN

“So sorry. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Christina Helson - Franklin, TN

“Sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Paul Thornsberry - Oswego, IL

“Pam, am very sorry for the emptiness to your life and those of the family, it will be hard, I know, am very glad to know you ALL depend on GOD,,,, ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Malik - Hammond, IN - Family

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. We worked together at Hostess Cake. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Carrell

“Sorry for your loss he went to school with me. We graduated together ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Wendy Coppersmith - Standish, ME

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ralph Hamilton - DeMotte, IN

“My condolences to the Sawaska family. Ski was was a a caring person. I knew him thru church and Cedar Lake EMS and he was a friend of my brother Rich...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Ruth Schmitt - Bath, NY


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Frederick "Ski" Thomas Sawaska, age 76, of Cedar Lake passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Wolff Sawaska, children Pat (Cyndi), Tami (Jeff) Roberson, Jeff and Kevin (Jackie); grandchildren; Jordon, Maeghan, Payton, Austin, Logan, Cameron, Bryce, Adisyn, Ryan, and Liam; great granddaughter, Raegan; and sister, Helen (Harold) Chamberlain. Preceded in death by his grandson, Kyle; parents, John and Gertrude; and brother, John (Jackie).
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 and 129th Ave.), Cedar Lake. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Alzheimer's Association - www.alz.org. There will be a celebration of life dinner for family and friends on Thursday, November 29, 2018 between 4 to 6 pm at Clarendale of Schererville, 7770 Burr St.
Ski was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps. He was a retired teamster Local 142 for 39 years, 29 of which as a route driver for Hostess Cakes. He also volunteered as an EMT for Cedar Lake Fire Department and coached Cedar Lake Little League for many years. Being from the East Coast, Portland, ME he loved his Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, lobster, and telling stories about Portland High. He truly enjoyed watching all sporting events that his kids and grandkids participated in. Ski will be deeply missed by his friends and family.