Cortland – George Franko, 94, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Lake Vista Assisted Living in Cortland.
He was born March 10, 1925, in Lamberton, PA, the son of the late Michael and Katarina Franko.
He moved to the Warren area in 1945. George retired in 1984 from Thomas Steel Strip after 3 years. He previously worked at US Steel in McDonald for 38 years as a pipe fitter. George was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church and the AMLA Slovenian Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, was an avid gardener and sports fan especially Ohio State & Norte Dame football, & the Cleveland Indians.
George served our Country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his three children Thomas (Patricia) Franko of Broadview Hts., OH, David Franko of Waterford, MI, and Joann (Bruce) Franko-Ballerstedt of Atlanta, GA, and five grandchildren Patrick, Stephen (Kelly), Katherine, Alexander and Andrew Franko.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Agnes Franko whom he married July 23, 1949, and passed away December 14, 2015, four sisters, and six brothers.
Family and friends may pay their respects Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church 4659 State Route 46, Cortland, OH 44410. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Carl Kish officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta with full Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in George’s name to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church 4659 State Route 46, Cortland, OH 44410.
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St. Robert Bellarmine Church
4659 State Route 46, Cortland OH 44410