Frank C. Jacien, 94, a resident of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at his home.
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His beloved wife was the late Margaret V. Shampack Jacien, who passed away Sept. 9, 1986.
Born April 10, 1920, in Swoyersville, Frank was the son of the late John and Johanna Krystofik Dziekan.
Raised in Swoyersville, Frank was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School.
A U.S. Army veteran, Frank honorably served his country during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge on March 3, 1944, Frank attained the rank of technician fifth grade.
Prior to his retirement, Frank was employed by the former Hazard Wire and Rope Co., Wilkes-Barre.
Frank was a life member of the former St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of his church, he became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville.
A proud veteran, Frank was a life member of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville.
In addition to his parents, John and Johanna Dziekan, and his wife, Margaret Jacien, Frank was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Edward Jacien; and his sisters, Catherine (Katie) Ostrosky, Mary Maxiem, Josephine Dziekan, Stella Sincavage and Eleanor Washko.
Frank is survived by several generations of loving nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses from Heartland Hospice for the compassionate and gentle care they bestowed upon Frank during his time of need.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his pastor, officiating.
Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville, where military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army.
At Frank's request, the viewing will be held privately for the immediate family members only.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
For additional information, or to send Mr. Jacien's family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com.
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2014