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Frank J. Drazba

November 9, 2018

U.S. Veteran


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Frank J. Drazba

November 9, 2018


Frank J. Drazba, 81, of Ashley, passed away on Friday, November 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 Corp. 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, Wilkes-Barre, 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 Township for the loving and devoted care that they provided.


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am in St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley. Rev. Vincent Dang will officiate.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Monday from 5-8pm at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Hospice Unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 or to St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan Street, Ashley, PA  18706.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Frank’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.