Frank Kobela

Frank Kobela, 88, of Hanover Township passed into the hands of the Lord on Monday evening, June 24, 2013.

Born April 7, 1925, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late John and Mary Sivulich Kobela.

He attended Nanticoke High School and was an active member of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke. He was a cantor for Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church and Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plymouth.

Frank was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving as a technical sergeant during World War II.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Techneglas Inc./Owens-Illinois as a mechanic for 22 years.

Frank greatly enjoyed making Pysanky Eggs and woodcrafts for his many friends and church raffles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew, Nicholas, Michael and Wasil Kobela, and sisters, Olga Broody and Mary Calone.

Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, the former Dorothy Homa; sons, Theodore Kobela and wife, Geralyn, Allentown; and Michael Kobela, Boca Raton, Fla.; grandson, Christopher Kobela, Wilkes-Barre; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Parastas service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Volodymyr Popyk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the .

Visit for directions or to submit online condolences to Frank's family.

Funeral Home

S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
530 W Main St Plymouth, PA 18651
(570) 779-2014

Published in Citizens' Voice on June 26, 2013