Ernest KaluzaNovember 29, 2017
Ernest Kaluza, 88 of Butler, formerly of Tarentum, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Saxony Health Center, Saxonburg, PA.
Born July 1, 1929 in Natrona, PA, he was the son of the late Julius Kaluza and Marie Hrtanek Kaluza.
Ernest was a US Navy veteran. He retired after 46 years working in the maintenance department for PPG in Creighton. He was a former member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and formerly attended St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Herman. Ernest was a member of the Slovak Club. Ernest loved dancing, classical music, watching birds, and was an avid groundhog hunter. He loved being around his family.
Surviving are his loving children, Patricia Snyder of Atoka, TN, Nancy (Jay) Smith of Butler, Jerome Kaluza of Butler, and Scott Kalzua of Tarentum, 4 grandchildren; Megan (Lance) Nimmo, Mark Smith, Molly (Craig) Stauffer, and Erin Masserallo, and 5 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jerome and George Kaluza, and sisters, Blanche Klemens, and Rose Kaluza, and half siblings, Paul and Tillie.
Friends will be received on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
A blessing service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Saxonburg Mem. Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.