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Frank R. Dvoravic

May 23, 1922 ~ November 6, 2019 (age 97)

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Frank R. Dvoravic age 97 of Trafford passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2019 in his home.  Frank was born on May 23, 1922 in Trafford the son of the late Frank R. and Anna (Benich) Dvoravic Sr.  Frank graduated from Trafford High School in 1940.  He was a parishioner of St. Regis Roman Catholic Church his entire life and sang in the choir for many years.  He was a graduate of Westinghouse Tech Night School and worked as an electrical tester for 43 years retiring in 1984.  As a combat infantryman in Europe during WWII with the 26th Infantry Division, he was awarded numerous medals including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Star Medal.  He was also a musician and entertained many groups.  He was accomplished at the piano, organ, guitar, banjo and harmonica.  He was a member of the Trafford Sr. Citizens, CFU Lodge #541, the Knights of Columbus and the Trafford American Legion Post #331.  He also started writing short stories on his computer at the age of 95.  In addition to his parents he was pre-deceased by his loving and beautiful wife Catherine M. (Vukson) Dvoravic in 2010.  She was his shining star.  Also four sisters and two brothers.  Frank is survived by his step-daughters Carol Malack Lau (James) and Sharon Malack Rocini (Anthony); his step-grandchildren Joseph Lau, Jason Lau (Patricia), Lauren Pearson (Joshua) and Christopher Rocini (Amy); his step-great grandchildren Elena and Cecilia Lau, Maxwell Lau, Sophia, Gianna and Anthony Pearson and Olivia and Sebastian Rocini; his sister Rose Marie Schneider; his dear friend Jane Brosis and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to thank Allegheny Health Care Home Hospice for care and encouragement.  Also his wonderful caregiver, Raeleen Brown, who made his last months comfortable and happy.  Family and friends will be received on Friday from 3-7 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111.  Parting prayers will be at 9 AM on Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass celebrated at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. George Saletrik as celebrant.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Saints Simon and Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Frank’s name to the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085   www.dobrinickfhinc.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 8, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc.
702 7th Street
Trafford, PA 15085

Prayer Service
Saturday
November 9, 2019

9:00 AM
John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc.
702 7th Street
Trafford, PA 15085

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
November 9, 2019

9:30 AM
St. Regis Church
517 Homewood Ave.
Trafford, PA 15085

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
November 9, 2019

St. Simon and Jude Cemetery
155 Brady St.
Blairsville, PA 15717

Donations

St. Regis Church
517 Homewood Ave., Trafford PA 15085
Tel: 1-412-372-4577

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