Frank William Virva, Sr., 86, of Orange passed away Friday, November 16, 2012 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. The visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. by Father Joseph P. Daleo. Mr. Virva was born January 18, 1926 in Chicago, IL to Frank William Virva and Catherine (Pavlak) Sykora. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and later retired as an electrician for Owens Illonois. He also was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florence A. Virva and sister, Catherine Virva. Mr. Virva is survived by his children, Frank Virva Jr. and wife, Glenda of Bridge City, John Virva, Sr. of LaGrange, Susan Anderson of Orange, Nancy Stutes of Orange and David Virva of Bridge City; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and his brother-in-law, John Verett and wife, Helen of Buna. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Virva, Mark Virva, John Virva, Jr., Shaun Virva, Dustin Virva and Dr. Bill Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be John Verrett, Jimmy Verrett, Kyle Virva, Dillon Virva and Jacob Verrett. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church Bereavement Fund, 912 W. Cherry Ave, Orange, TX 77630.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2012