Frank Avason Jr.

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Frank Avason Jr., Apalachin, N.Y., formerly of Olyphant, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home after a long battle with lung cancer.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Ida (Triano) Avason; infant sister, Francis; and sister-in-law, Ann Przywara.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa; son, Dr. Frank (Shannon); daughter, Linda; and grandsons, Byron and Benjamin. Frank is also survived by his sisters, Josephine (Earl) Coccetti and Lucille (James) Clark; sisters-in-law, Rose Grunik and Helen (John) Estock; brother-in-law, Walter Przywara, all of Pennsylvania; as well as aunts, nieces and nephews.

Frank graduated from Penn State University, and worked for IBM for 33 years, retiring in 2000. After retirement, he spent most of his time golfing, where he was able to renew many old friendships from his working days.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary's Church, Apalachin, on Friday, June 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. In hopes of finding a cure for lung cancer, Frank chose to donate his remains to Upstate Medical.

Expressions of sympathy can made to the Broome Tioga Special Olympics, c/o John Crosby, 9 Londonderry Lane, Owego, NY 13827, or Achieve, 47 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Arrangements are with the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home LLC, Endicott, N.Y.
Published in Scranton Times on June 10, 2014
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