Charles "Buddy" Sakaitis

  • Born: December 3, 1942
  • Died: May 8, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Charles "Buddy" Sakaitis passed away on May 8th, 2022 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of the late Arlene (nee Hummel); loving father of Ryan Sakaitas (Colleen), Tracey Ford (Joseph), and Colene Clayborne (Joseph); devoted grandfather of Shane, Cassidy, Shannon, Colin, and Carter; and loving brother of Marie Nerlinger, and Christine Koukoski; and beloved friend of Rose, Joe, and the entire Aquilino Family. Buddy will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and close friends.

Buddy proudly served our country as a soldier in the United States Army worked as a Printer with Pressman Local 16-N for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and was a partner at Feltonville Printing Company. He was a devoted grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren. Buddy loved playing cards from poker to uno. He also enjoyed spending time down the shore at Wildwood with his family.

Family and friends are invited to Buddy's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 10th from 6 – 8 pm at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, and on Wednesday. May 11th from 9 – 10 am at St. Martha's Church, 11301 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. A funeral mass will follow at 10 AM. Interment services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.