"Devoted husband, father, and grandfather" Efrain "Frank" Negron, age 73, of Erie, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born September 18, 1938 in Utuato, Puerto Rico, a son of Josalina Galazo Negron of Utuato, Puerto Rico and the late Luis Negron. He lived in Erie most of his life. He enjoyed gardening and his church. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by one brother, Luis Negron. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen F. Collins Negron of Erie; three daughters, Barbara A. Stoops and Maria Diego of Erie, Lilia Suroviec and husband John of Clymer, N.Y. and Tina M. Nusser and husband Greg of Cleveland, Ohio; six brothers, Juan Jose, Jose Juan, Miguel, Tato , Tono, and Israel Medina; five sisters, Hilda, Sara, Annie, Minerva and Carmen all of Puerto, Rico, and one granddaughter, Yvonne Kimmy and husband Ken. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren Stephanie and Dimitri Kimmy and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, 2122 Raspberry Street, Erie, Pa., on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a Funeral Service on Friday at Erie County Memorial Gardens Chapel, 7880 Edinboro Rd., at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank AseraCare Hospice for the special care given to Frank during his illness. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To send condolences visit www.orlandofuneralhome.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on May 24, 2012