CHARLES SOVITISKI
  Charles “Chuck” Sovitski, 95, of Elizabeth, PA died
 Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at his daughter’s home in Blaine Hill, Elizabeth Township . Born on August 12, 1913 in Pangburn Hollow, Forward Township , PA, he was the son of Ignatz Sowitzki and Mary M. Wasolowskas. On May 6, 1943, in Savannah, GA, he married Sue Helen Nemchick, of Blaine Hill, who died Aug. 6, 1997. Mr. Sovitski, a 1933 graduate, attended schools in Elizabeth, PA, where he designed the Elizabeth Warrior mascot logo, which is still used today. While in school, he lived and worked on the Isaac Wyckoff farm on Blaine Hill, where he delivered the morning milk to area residents. He was employed as a bellhop at the Roosevelt Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, for several years. Mr. Sovitski joined the US Army in 1943 and retired as a Major after 21 years, having served in World War II and the Korean War. During his service, he was stationed in France, Panama, Alaska, Korea, Hawaii and Germany. He was employed for ten years as a letter-carrier at the Elizabeth Post
 Office and retired in 1974. Mr. Sovitski was a lifetime member of the Blaine Hill Fire Department. He helped to construct the KastanUveges V.F.W. Post 7632 on Blaine Hill and served as its Commander. A lifelong musician, Mr. Sovitski was a member of the Uniontown V.F.W. Post 47 Marching Band throughout the 1990s. In addition to being an avid golfer and bowler,


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he often hunted in Potter County, and until 2006, was we known for his large garden of corn on Blaine Hill. Surviving are his two daughters, Carla (Scott) Mosser-Orlowski of Blaine Hill, and Elaine (Eugene) Hardman of Roswell, NM; four grandsons, Lee Hardman of Chicago, IL, Joshua Mosser of North Hollywood, CA, David (Terri Tutich) Orlowski of Groton, CT, and Kris (Kristen Frye) Orlowski of Rock fall, CT; a granddaughter, Debra Orlowski of Richmond, VA; a great-granddaughter, Cary Orlowski of Groton, CT; a sister, Eve (Paul) Douglas, of Houston, TX; a sister-in-law, Marie (Tady) Sovitski,
 of Creighton, PA, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Victoria Grimes, Doly Stover and Rose Stover; and brothers Joseph Sovitski, BilSovitski and John Leikas. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday from 2-4 & 79 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10:00 AM in St. Michael’s Church with Rev. Rudolph Smoley officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township . Contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Forward Student Aid Fund, Elizabeth Forward High School, 1000 Weigles Hill Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037 or to the Elizabeth Forward Alumni & Friends Association, EFAFA Scholarship Fund, c/o Sadie Masters, 801 N. Whitmore Road, Irwin, PA 15642. www.bekavacfuneralhome. com