While over the years, Eddie Sr. owned and operated three gas stations in Ambridge, he also worked for the Fitzgerald & Syka Funeral Home--which became the John Syka Funeral Home in 1974 --for 60 years. The funeral home provided one of Ambridge's earliest ambulance services.
I don't know exactly how old the kit is, but the "COngress-6" phone exchange places it after the mid-1950s--before then, Ambridge's exchange was "AM-6"--but before all-number dialing started (around 1963?)
The front cover of the kit shows the funeral home on the corner of what was then Latimer Ave. (now Kennedy Dr.) and 9th St. where it still is located.
|Needle kit, front cover|
Fitzgerald & Syka Funeral Home
circa mid-1950s to mid-1960s
owned by Eddie Dzubak, Sr.
courtesy of Lesabeth Trzcianka and Eddie Dzubak, Jr.
|Needle kit, interior|
|Needle kit, back cover|
Ambulance & Oxygen Service
Fitzgerald & Syka