CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS —
Frank Stanley Duda, 88, formerly a lifelong resident of Greytown Hill Road, Cambridge Springs, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, Meadville.
Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Richmond Township, Crawford County, Frank was a son of the late Joseph Duda and Anna Burda Duda. He married the former Catherine Ann Bury on June 6, 1953, and she survives and is presently a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville.
Frank spent his working years beginning with Westinghouse of Meadville and continuing with several succeeding companies. He retired in 1989 from Seco-Warwick in Meadville as a fabrication foreman.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed being outdoors, chopping wood and working in the garden. He liked to play golf and in his earlier years hunted and fished. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs.
Surviving members of Frank’s family, in addition to his wife, Catherine, of 59 years, include two daughters, Mary Menanno and her husband, Ron, of Guys Mills, and Susan Hughes and her husband, Tim, of Gibsonia; five sons, Frank J. Duda and his wife, Patti, of Meadville, John Duda and his wife, Cathy, of Moorehead City, N.C., Steve Duda and his wife, Tami, of Calhoun, Ga., James Duda and his wife, Elaine, of Meadville; and David Duda and his wife, Sandra, of Newport News, Va. Included among survivors are nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Duda of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by three sisters, Julia Bowler, Josephine Baker and Ann Hamilton; and five brothers, Anthony, John, Edward, Alfred and Joseph Duda.
Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., where a vigil prayer service will be held at 6.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs on Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Poulson, pastor of the church, will be celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Agatha Cemetery, Meadville.
To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.
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