Frank Joseph Gresh, Sr.

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Full Name
Frank Joseph Gresh, Sr.

Date of Birth
Friday, August 5th, 1927

Date of Death
Friday, March 8th, 2019

Obituary/Notice

Frank Joseph Gresh, Sr. age 91, of Girard, passed away March 8, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.

He was born in Erie on August 5, 1927 a son of the late Joseph and Mary Arendas  Gresh.

Frank attended Girard Union High School and went on to serve his Country in the United States Army, 2nd Airborne Squadron during WWII, Occupation of Japan.

 He worked for Penn Brass and Copper, Copes Valcan, and Girard Area Industrial Complex. But he was well known plaster for his exquisite work and craftsmanship it was the extension of his artistry.

Frank enjoyed the outdoors on his family farm, tending to his animals and garden. During the fall season he was busy picking mushrooms by the bushel, making wine, and sauerkraut. He enjoyed his family, friends, and polka music.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Martha J. Gresh in 2014; two brothers: John and Joseph Gresh; six sisters: Anna Baskit; Mary Legnasky; Margaret Artello; Betty Jaglowski; Katherine Erickson; Dorothy Klobusnik; and a son in law Gary Schroeck.

Frank is survived by nine children: Cynthia (Donald) Sanford, Marlene Schroeck, Frank Jr. (Melinda) Gresh, Lillian D’Andrea, Christine Gresh, Martin (Cynthia) Gresh, Charles (Kelly) Gresh, Roseann Gresh (Ken) Gottschling  and Valerie (Michael) Clark; fourteen grandchildren: David Sanford, Brian, Christopher and Douglas Walker, Steven and Sara Gresh, Marlena D’Andrea, Bryttani and Constance Gresh, Monica Riviera, Rachel and Mitchell Gresh and Michael and Sean Clark.  Also survived by a brother Edward Gresh; eight great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Burton Funeral Home Girard, 525 Main Street East, Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm and may attend a prayer service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Divine Liturgy at S.s. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church at 10am with the Very Reverend John J. Mihalco officiating.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery with Full Military Honors. 

Memorials may be made to the S.s. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church 1022 Tilden Avenue, Girard, PA 16417.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhomes.com


Calling Hours

When
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home Girard – West County - 525 Main St. East Girard, PA 16417

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When
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address
Burton Funeral Home Girard – West County - 525 Main St. East Girard, PA 16417

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Service Information

When
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, 10:00 AM

Address
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church - 1022 Tilden Ave. Girard, PA 16417

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Interment

When
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Address
ST. JOHN CEMETERY - GIRARD, PA ,

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