Alex Joseph Sawka
Alex Joseph Sawka
  • June 21, 1974 - August 17, 2017
  • East Hartford, Connecticut

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Alex J. Sawka, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at his home. Alex (AJ) was the eldest son of Alex and Cathy (Kozma) Sawka.
Raised in South Windsor AJ graduated South Windsor High School, Class of 1992. He was a very hard worker who became a successful Mason most recently working with Local 230.
AJ had a heart of gold and will be remembered for his infectious smile, laughter and his own interpretation of the English language. AJ enjoyed all the good times at Sun Valley Campground, The Dunes Park in R.I., P&F Pond and many family gatherings where he would entertain us all.
In addition to his parents he is also survived by the love of his life, his beautiful Daughter Dreya Sawka, his sister Julie Cunningham and brother-in-law Michael; sister Sherri Sawka and partner Mark Rozek, brother Joe Sawka, nephew and godson Mikey, nephew Joe Joe, his longtime girlfriend Melissa Scovel and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 4-8pm at the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. Everyone is requested to gather Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00am followed immediately with a prayer service at 11:00am all at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, please visit