The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

August 9, 2013

Carl Chakan

Good Shepherd member worked for AK Steel


---- — Carl Chakan of West Middlesex died Friday morning (8-9-13) in LAS St. John Specialty Care, Mars, Pa. He was 92.

Born in Sharon on June 16, 1921, he was a son of the late Michael and Bessie Garrett Chakan.

Carl was a millwright for the former AK Steel, now Wheatland Tube Co. in Wheatland.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a member of American Legion posts 160  in Farrell and 299 in Sharon.

He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd, West Middlesex.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Petrinjak Chakan; a son, Neal L. Chakan, a sister, Twila Heather; a brother, William Chakan; and a grandson.

Surviving are: a son, Rodney “Rod” Chakan and his wife, Peg, Cranberry Township, Butler County; a daughter, Carla Johnson and her husband, Paul, Tavernier, Fla.; a sister, Bernice Perman, Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Carl, 92, of West Middlesex.

Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m Sunday (8-11-13) in McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME Inc., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, Pa. Online condolences may be sent to

Services: Blessing services at 8:30 p.m. Sunday (8-11-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Bober, pastor of St. Kilian Church, Cranberry Township, Butler County, officiating.

Burial: St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Hermitage.