Francis W. "Frank" Berdis, age 77, of Summit Twp., died at his residence Monday, February 25, 2013. Born in Erie October 1, 1935, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann (Janosik) Berdis. He was a designer at Erie Strayer and retired in 2005. He was a member of St. George Catholic Church. He could fix and do anything. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Frank Berdis; three sisters, Sr. Eileen Berdis O.S.F., Mildred Merski and Eleanor Tarasovitch; two brothers, Joseph and Thomas Berdis. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie "Marge" (Herman) Berdis; two sons, Jeffrey Berdis, wife Jennifer, of Suwanee, Ga. and Michael Berdis, wife Melanie, of Erie; a daughter, Victoria Fitzpatrick, husband Michael, of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren, Anthony, Marc and Julia Fitzpatrick and Gregory, Galen, Aubrie, Krystal, Nicholas and Noah Berdis; eight brothers and sisters, Lawrence Berdis, of Erie, Rev. Donald Berdis, of Farrell, Pa., James Berdis, wife Barbara and Sr. Audrey Berdis, O.S.B., both of Erie, Robert Berdis, of Akron, Ohio, Sr. Kevin Berdis, O.S.F., Ann Krauza, husband Paul and Jean Abate, husband Frank, all of Erie; a great-granddaughter, Madison Rainey. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St., at Greengarden Blvd., Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and to attend prayers there Thursday at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. George Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. George School, 1612 Bryant St. Erie, Pa. 16509. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 26, 2013
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