Alexander Masluk, 87, Navy vet, Philadelphia policeman, OMPH member, liked cowboy movies

By on July 19, 2017

Alexander Masluk, 87, of Akron, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Born in Coatesville, Chester County, he was the son of the late Elious and Pauline (Wokoransky) Masluk, and devoted husband of the late Helen (Onuskonich) Masluk, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Alexander was a Naval veteran who served with distinction for 25 years as a Philadelphia Police officer. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, where he was a loyal supporter of the Benevolent Society and a Third Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 4191. Alexander enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, and watching cowboy movies. He was happiest working on projects, especially birdhouses, in his woodshop.

He is survived by three sons: the Rev. Alexander Masluk of Philadelphia; John R., husband of Christine (Campbell) Masluk, of Philadelphia; Michael, husband of Patricia (Lohr) Masluk, of Philadelphia; two daughters: Hope, wife of Michael Schmids, of Reinholds; and Dawn, wife of Daniel McCormac, of Akron; nine grandchildren: John (Lauren) Masluk, Sarah (Jay) Herrmann, Patrick Masluk, Nathan Schmids, Olivia Schmids, Matthew (Brittany) McCormac, Erin McCormac, Allie McCormac and William McCormac. He was also blessed with five great-grandchildren: Wesley, Alexi, Mila, Joshua and Elowen.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a brother: Michael Masluk.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron. An additional visitation will be held on Thursday, July 20, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata, with the Rev. Alexander Masluk as Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Contributions in Alexander’s memory may be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help School, 330 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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