Joseph A. Frisina Jr., 92, of 815 E. Main St., Bradford, formerly of 4 Nookside Lane, passed away Monday (Sept. 16, 2013) surrounded by his loving family at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Nov. 15, 1920, in Westline, he was a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Ruffo Frisina Sr. On Dec. 29, 1953, in St. Bernard Church, he married Sarah H. Minor Frisina, who died on Nov. 16, 1998.
He was a 1939 graduate of Bradford High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater from 1944 to 1947. Mr. Frisina owned and operated J.A. Frisina Paving Company for more than 66 years.
He was a life member of St. Bernard Church, the LaStella Lodge, Eagles Club, Custer City Men's Club, Vets Club and American Legion.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol D. Douthit of State College and Catherine H. McMillen of Rochester, N.Y.; five sons, Joseph A. Frisina III of Smethport, James A. Frisina, Carl D. Frisina, John R. Frisina and Mark W. Frisina, all of Bradford; two sisters, Amelia Frisina of Bradford, and Florence Henry of Butler; two brothers, Dr. Robert Frisina of Rochester, N.Y., and Dr. Carl Frisina of Arlington, Texas; his longtime companion, Carol Miller of Bradford; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Anthony Frisina and Ralph Frisina.
Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where a prayer service will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to CARE for Children or St. Jude's Hospital.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era on Sept. 18, 2013