The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

September 8, 2013

Nick Fraska Jr.

WINDBER — FRASKA – Nick Jr., 84, Windber, passed away Sept. 6, 2013, at Windber Medical Center.  Born May 21, 1929, in Windber, son of the late Nicola and Emilia (Antonacci) Frasca. Preceded in death by daughter, Pamela L. Fraska, brother to Guido Edmond Frasca, Angeline Adele Frasca,  Dominic Frasca, Mary Ann McAllister, Anne Frasca and Anthony John Frasca. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, former Phyllis Lozanoff; son, Nick, married to former Brandy Conahan, Johnstown; grandchildren, Tyler and Katlyn Fraska; and godson, Doug Meagher. Also numerous nieces and nephews. A 1952 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in psychology. Army veteran, where he received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Nick had a long career in civil service starting at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, where he served many years as district administrator until his retirement in 1994. He received the Harmarville Award of Excellence in Rehabilitation in 1993.  Was an avid fly fisherman. Also was a member of many charitable organizations. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, TOR Franciscans. Committal, church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Meek and Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil for deceased will be held. Military graveside rites by Windber VFW Post 4795. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963, in memory of Nick.

 

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