Saksa, David2David Richard Saksa, 70, of Harrisville, Ohio, passed Monday Dec. 29, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born June 15, 1944, a son of the late Steve Saksa Sr. and Inez Stillwagon Saksa.

Dave was a former employee of Allison Coal Company, Y&O Coal, a retired employee of Red Hill Distribution, Cadiz, a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, Adena; a loving family man and avid Steeler fan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law David Sambuco. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Carolyn Rose Slaga Saksa; daughters: Tracy L. Sambuco and fiancé Eric A. Haught of Harrisville, Lori A. (Paul) Oakes of Akron, Ohio; a brother Steve J. (Margaret) Saksa of Colerain; sisters-in-law: MaryAnn Shaffer, Sophia M. (Steve) Goodwin; brother-in-law Andrew J. Slaga; grandchildren: Megan Michelle Vermillion and Austin David Sambuco.

Friends will be received Thursday Jan. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio, where vigil services will be held at 7:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday Jan. 2, at 11 a.m. at Saint Casimir Catholic Church, Adena. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.  Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Offer online condolences at