Frank J. Drazba
November 9, 2018
Frank J. Drazba, 81, of Ashley, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Villa in Wilkes-barre.
He was born in Ashley, a son of the late Charles and Ann Chapasko Drazba. Frank was a graduate of Ashley High School.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving from 1955 to 1959. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a sheet metal worker with the Sheet Metal Workers, Local 44.
Frank was a member of St. Leo’s/holy Rosary Church in Ashley. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Frank loved his vegetable garden and was well known for his tomatoes.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene Moyer Drazba, in 2014; and by an infant sister, Nancy Drazba; and his sister, Lorene Kruczek.
Frank is survived by his devoted daughter, Ann, of Ashley. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles Drazba, Plymouth; and Timothy Drazba and his wife, Beth Ann, Mechanicsburg; sisters, Jeanette (Mitzie) Phillips, WilkesBarre; Audrey Slabinski, Glen Arms, Md.; Deborah Lukas, Mountain Top; and Rebecca Murray, Mountain Top; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank’s daughter, Ann would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Luke’s Villa and a special thank you to the VA Hospice Unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Twp., for the loving and devoted care that they provided.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. in St. Leo’s/holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. The Rev. Vincent Dang will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Hospice Unit at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1111 E. End Blvd., Wilkes-barre, PA 18711, or to St. Leo’s/holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley, PA 18706.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Frank’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.