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Updated: 08/10/2014 01:56:01PM

Edward J. Sacksteder Jr.

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Edward J. “Ed” Sacksteder Jr., 73, of North Port, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

He was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Louisville, Ky.

Ed was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Ed worked for Eastman Chemical Company for 33 years, with positions in Tennessee and Michigan. After retiring, Ed moved to North Port. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Dominic’s Church, Kingsport, Tenn., for 32 years, and a member of San Pedro Catholic Church, North Port, since 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue Pfaadt of North Port; daughter, Deborah (Troy) von Kutzleben of Atlanta, Ga; son, Daniel (Robin) of Osprey, Fla.; and his beloved grandchildren, Dylan Sacksteder of Osprey, and Ava and Brandt von Kutzleben of Atlanta.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Aug. 16, 2014, at San Pedro Catholic Church, North Port. Inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Ky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or to the charity of one’s choice. To send condolences please visit

Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home in North Port.

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