Ronald J. Frano

Ronald J. Frano, age 82, West Sheridan Avenue, DuBois, PA died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born December 24, 1933 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Vendll J. & Annette (Opryszek) Frano.

On April 23, 1966 in Punxsutawney, PA, he married Mary Virginia (Kaza) Frano. She survives.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Ron retired from Riverside Warehouse after 42 years of service.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Polish Citizens Club and the Adrian-Sandy Hose Co. #3. He enjoyed monthly trips to Salamanca with the DuBois Senior Center and going to the Y.M.C.A. He was an avid Penn State football fan and Duke University basketball fan, but most of all, he enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. In his younger days, Ron enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. He played basketball for the DuBois Chevies and was a member of the last championship team of Sandy High School. He played baseball for Wishaw, Falls Creek and the Pulaski Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John C. Frano and his wife, Patty of Meadville, PA, a brother, Albert W. Frano and his wife, Brenda of DuBois, PA, and two grandsons, Joshua J. Frano and Nathan P. Frano.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 P.M. from the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10 A.M. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Charles Kaza, his brother in law, and Fr. Daniel Kresinski con-celebrating.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 25 Robinson St., DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the DuBois Y.M.C.A., 25 Parkway Drive, DuBois, PA 15801.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.


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