Robert A. Saksa Sr. (Socky), 74, of Shelton, co-owner Automatic Plumbing and Heating, husband of Marie A. Vernuccio Saksa, died Oct. 4, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Bridgeport on April 10, 1942, son of the late Anthony T. Saksa and Anna Popovich Saksa; U.S. Army.

Besides his wife, survivors include three children, Tina M. Saksa, Robert A. Saksa Jr., and his wife, Kari and JoAnne L. Saksa, four grandchildren, a sister, Bonnie Saksa-Royce and her husband, Steve.

Calling hours: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2-5 p.m., in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford. Services: Monday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, 424 Coram Avenue, Shelton. Private burial in St. John Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for an education fund for their grandchildren.