EAST FAIRFIELD — Jerry Kardasz, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the St. Albans Health and Rehab facility.

He was born March 8, 1929 in Borslaw, Ukraine to the late Nicholas and Anna Kardasz.

At the age of 15 Jerry was taken from his home in Ukraine and brought to work in the camps in Germany. At the age of 18 he came to the United States, became a citizen and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the military he worked in the construction field as a dry wall installer. Jerry married Caroline Healy in 1971 and they made their home in East Fairfield. His favorite hobby was gardening.

He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Young and her husband, Jason, of Enosburgh; his son, Ihor W. Kardasz and his wife, Debra, of Stroudsburg, Pa.; a step-daughter, Carolann Decker and her husband, Tom, of Virginia Beach, Va., and a step-son, Joey Toth of Joliet, Ill.; several grandchildren, Courtney Kardasz-Church, Jerron Reynolds, Kaleb St. Cyr and Cayden and Jake Young. Besides his parents, Jerry was predeceased by his wife, Caroline (Healy) Kardasz in 2002.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Fr. William Giroux officiating. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Fairfield.

A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service.

For those who wish, contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinati, OH 45250-0301.

Condolences may be sent through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.