Edward J. "Bones" Carik Sr., 88, formerly of 1607 Moravia St., passed away the morning of Sept. 16, 2017, after an extended illness at Seneca Place in Verona, Pa.
Edward was born May 21, 1929, in New Castle. He was the son of the late Peter J. and Mary Dzrichko Carik.
He was married to the late Mary Louise Miloser. She preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2010.
Mr. Carik was Roman Catholic faith and attended St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Edward was a graduate of New Castle High School, class of 1948.
Following high school, Edward enlisted in the United States Air Force on Aug. 28, 1950, in Pittsburgh. He earned the rank of Airman First Class and served his country during the Korean War. Edward was a member of the 3544th Armament and Electronics Maintenance Squadron.
Mr. Carik received many decorations and citations, among them where the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 14, 1953.
Mr. Carik retired after 35 years of service from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. Edward also worked at the former Youngstown Sheet and Tube for 10 years as a laborer.
Mr. Carik was a member of the Polish Falcons, Nest 146; the Slovak Club; American Legion Post 39 of Gilbert, Ariz.; and NARFE in Lawrence County, Pa.
Edward enjoyed all types of sports. He was a member of the Polish Falcons bowling league for many years and played baseball with the American Legion in his earlier years.
Mr. Carik is survived by two sons, Edward J. Carik Jr. of Pittsburgh and William P. Carik of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Beverly A. (Samuel) Jones of Denver and Marilyn J. Takas of Gilbert; grandson, Noah Takas of Gilbert; two granddaughters, Samantha Jones and Stephanie Jones, both of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife Mary Louise and parents, Edward was preceded in death by three sisters, Matilda Slosnerick, Ann Jurdana and Mary L. Zakucia; brother, John Carik; and his son-in-law, James Takas.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the Noga Funeral Home Inc. Military honors will be performed by the New Castle Honor Guard at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for St. Vincent de Paul Parish, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. William P. Siple, parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Online obituary may be viewed by visiting nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on September 18, 2017