Frank J. Zurat, 91, of 89 East Main St., Bradford, passed away Friday (June 5, 2015) surrounded by his loving family at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born May 17, 1924, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., he was a son of the late Floyd and Anna Kyser Zurat. On May 27, 1945, in Olean, N.Y., he married Rosemary C. Fedele Zurat, who died on Jan. 17, 2013.
He attended Bradford schools. On Feb. 16, 1943, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served during World War II with the 3rd Division, 15th Infantry Regiment, in the Rome Arno Campaign, Rhineland Campaign and Southern France Campaign. He was awarded the Purple Heart and three Battle Stars. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 29, 1945.
Frank had been employed at Dresser Industries and then for many years at Kendall Refining Co.
Mr. Zurat was a member of St. Bernard Church, where he served as an usher for many years.
Surviving is a daughter, Jacqueline Davis of New York City, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Janet Zurat of Bradford; four grandchildren, Kelly (Tom) Case, Matt (Tricia) Zurat, Adam (Carrie) Davis and Ashley (Frank) Ronan; three great-grandchildren, Kendall Case, Brendan Davis and Erin Michelle Davis; and many nieces and nephews, including Salamanca, N.Y. residents, Richard (Susan) Zurat and Jeannette (Jack) Wymer and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Michael A. Zurat, who died Jan. 27, 2002.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in St. Bernard Church, immediately followed by military honors in St. Bernard Cemetery,
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rosemary & Frank Zurat Memorial Fund at Bradford Regional Medical Center, 116 Interstate Pkwy., Bradford, PA 16701 to support the hospice room.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from June 6 to June 15, 2015