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Francis E. Munkachy

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Francis E. Munkachy

NEWARK: A funeral service for Francis E. Munkachy, age 90, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Newark Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Mr. Munkachy passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Heath Nursing Care Center. He was born October 9, 1922, in Newark, Ohio to the late William and Helen Munkachy.

Francis was a lifetime resident of Newark and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, faithfully serving his country during World War II as a Radio Operator. He retired from the Newark Air Force Station. Francis enjoyed his family, golf and cars.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Jim (Carol) Sallee of Port Clinton; a son, Fred (Dee) Munkachy of Newark; son-in-law, Tom Wagonseller of Granville; seven grandchildren, Rian Sallee, Colin Sallee, Mrs. Matt (Shannon) Caudill, Fred (Katie) Munkachy, Morgan Munkachy, Andrea Wagonseller and Karen Wagonseller; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Leah Caudill; and step-grandson, Cody (Amanda) Newton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy E. (Byers) Munkachy; daughter, Linda S. Wagonseller; brothers, William and Elmer Munkachy; and a sister, Helen E. Bibart.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville Street, Newark.

Special thanks to health aide, Karen L. Stewart, and to Heath Nursing Care Center, Carol Strawn Center and Hospice of Central Ohio for their loving care of our father and grandfather.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carol Strawn Center.

Please visit to share a special memory about Francis or to sign an online guest book.


Published in the Advocate on July 6, 2013
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