US Army

Frank J. "Francis" Wassil

March 8, 1934 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 87)


Frank "Francis" Wassil, 87, of Edwardsville passed away peacefully Monday evening, Sept. 13, 2021.

Frank was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 8, 1934. He was the son of the late John and Mary Funkett Wassil.

He was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Class of 1952. After high school, he entered the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1955. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he was employed in the printing trade.

Frank was married to Joan Ford in 1957. They had a loving marriage of 40 years and raised two daughters, Carol and Joan Marie. They enjoyed their two grandsons, David and Steven, with many special camping trips.

Frank lived in Wilkes-Barre most of his life. He was an active and devout life member of Sacred Heart Slovak Church of Wilkes-Barre, where he was an eucharistic minister until its closing in 2011. Upon moving to Mountain Top in 2004, he resided there happily with his companion of 15 years, Lorraine Hozempa. He joined St. Jude's Church while living in Mountain Top and served on the hospitality committee. Frank was on the board of directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Club of Printing House Craftsmen and was the president of the local chapter of the First Catholic Slovak Union.

Frank was always active, upbeat and enthusiastic. He enjoyed camping, winters in Florida, fishing, traveling across the country and sporting events.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Joan Ford Wassil; daughter, Joan Marie Wassil; sisters, Irene Latsko; Marie Davis; and Theresa Hatalski.

Surviving are his daughter, Carol and husband, Gary; grandson, David Koval and wife, Lori, Mountain Top; grandson, Steven Koval, Kingston; brother, John Wassil; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Gail Downes and husband; Dorothy Ford; and brother-in-law, Ray Ford and his wife; and son-in-law, Rick Koval and wife, Wendy.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family from John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Pallbearers are as follows: David Koval, Steven Koval, Rick Koval, Bob Keiser, Robbie Keiser and Matt Keiser. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown. There will be no calling hours.

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