Albert Joseph “Alby” Stasukinas, 71, of Springfield, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital. He was born in Springfield, the son of Joseph Adam and Rose Anna Poskevicius Stasukinas. A former coal miner, Mr. Stasukinas at the time of his death owned and operated Alby’s Tavern. Preceding him in death were his parents; one grandson; three brothers, George, Ambrose and Adam, and two sisters, including Anna R. Staken.
He was a member of St. Cabrini Church, Eagles Lodge Aerie 437 and Bartender’s Local. Surviving are his wife, Vera; three sons, Joseph Jerry, Albert G. and John J., all of Springfield; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) – January 2, 1986
Andrew S. Stasukinas
Andrew S. Stasukinas, 54, of Springfield, passed away at 10:02 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center.
Andrew was born Aug. 9, 1960, in Springfield, the son of Joseph “Jerry” and Frances Hussey Stasukinas.
Andrew was a graduate of Griffin High School. He was employed by his family’s business, Springfield Mechanical Corporation, his whole life. He was a member of Local 137 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and the KC Club at Lake Springfield. Andrew enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, boating, and traveled extensively in the United States. He was proud of his Lithuanian heritage and traveled to Lithuania to his grandparent’s homeland and to Europe. He attended the State Fair every year of his life and had a Cozy Dog stand with his big sister and lifelong friend, John Shafer. Andrew was a kind, loving, considerate person, who never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alby and Vera Stasukinas; his maternal grandparents, Raymond Hussey and Emily Ayres; one brother, Jerry Stasukinas, Jr.; and three uncles, Charles and Norm Hussey, and Albert Stasukinas.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph “Jerry” and Frances Hussey Stasukinas; one sister, Sherrie Stasukinas Smith; one nephew, Justin (wife, Crystal) Smith of O’Fallon, Mo.; two nieces, Katie Smith of Fenton, Mo., and Brittany Smith of Springfield, Ill.; special friend, Krystie Wilson, and their beloved pet, Copper; five aunts: Christina (husband, Fred) Burris, Cathy “Crystal” Mullins, Dixie Hussey, Rosalie Beck and Gloria Hussey; two uncles, Ron (wife, Pat) Hussey and John Stasukinas; and numerous cousins.
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John V. Staken, 75, of 1500 E. Carpenter, was born in Christopher, Ill., the son of John and Anna Bubblis Staken. He was employed by Sangamo Electric Co. until he retired in 1972. A daughter, Barbara Ann Pelton, died in 1979 and two brothers, Joe and George, also preceded him in death. Surviving were his wife, Anna R. (Stasukinas), one daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Bernadine) Mikels of Springfield, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Albert, of Theodosia, MO., and several nephews. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Dated March 5, 1984
Anna R. Staken, 72, was born in Springfield, the daughter of Joseph and Rose Pockiavicius Stasukinas. She had been employed by the International Shoe Factory. Mrs. Staken was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her daughter, Barbara Ann Pelton. as well as three brothers: Joseph, George and Ambrose Stasukinas, and one sister. Mrs. Staken was survived by her daughter Bernadine Mikels, one brother, Albert Stasukinas, Sr. of Springfield, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Dated Sept. 11, 1984 (Anna was the sister of Joseph (Alby) Stasukinas. Note that their mother’s surname has two different spellings.)