PORT ALLEGANY - William Stephen Frison, 64, of Port Allegany, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 2013) in the Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Erie.
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He was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Bradford, a son of John Robert and Dorothy Irene Miller Frison. On Dec. 5, 1970, in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Port Allegany, he married Mary Beth Wallace, who survives.
Mr. Frison was a 1967 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended Lincoln Welding School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Steve worked for the U.S. Postal Service since 1970. He was a mail carrier until 1994, when he became postmaster of the Turtlepoint Post Office, retiring in 2012.
He was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Port Allegany, and was a life member of the Star Hose Co., Port Allegany. Steve was an avid bicyclist and was very involved over the years with Go-Kart racing as a member of Fri-Wal Racing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Lori S. (Ryan) Furtado of Falls Church, Va.; two sons, Andrew S. (Tammy) Frison of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Scott W. (Sabina) Frison of Milford , Conn.; two grandchildren; one sister: Linda S. (Kim) Jackson of Port Allegany; two brothers, James R. (Debbie) Frison of Smethport, and Bradley J. (Connie) Frison of Vienna, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Ann Marie Frison; one sister, Mary Ellen Frison; and one brother, Bruce Frison.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N Main St, Port Allegany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Port Allegany. The Rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Gabriel's Memorial Fund, the S.W. Smith Library, or a
. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 28, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014