The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

May 18, 2013

Frank J. Szymusiak

NANTY GLO — SZYMUSIAK – Frank J., 97, Nanty Glo, passed away May 17, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.  Born Aug. 25, 1915, in Gallitzin, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kompanik) Szymusiak.  Preceded in death by brothers, Joe, Steve and Charles Szymusiak; and sister, Anna Nemic.  He is survived by his wife of 74 years, the former Anna Barosky, and daughter, Rosemary (Eli) Siuniak, all of Nanty Glo.  Also survived by grandchildren, Nadine (James) Shaffer, Richland; Eli Siuniak, Nanty Glo; Stephanie (George) Hnatko, Penn Run; Christina (Michael) Worthington, Homer City; and Michael (Angela) Siuniak, Virginia; great-grandchildren, James, Michael and Mathew Shaffer; Zachary and Katelyn Hnatko; and Iasaac, Dmitri and Ella Ann Worthington.  A loving husband, father, “gido” and “little gido.”  Frank was a member of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church and American-Polish Citizens Club, both of Nanty Glo, and loved gardening.  A retired coal miner, he was a member of UMWA Local 1386.   Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where Parastas will be sung at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Brief service at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. at Holy Ascension Church, the Very Rev. Father George Hnatko officiating. Interment, Holy Ascension Cemetery, Nanty Glo.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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