Frank J. Pallien, 51, of Scranton, died Thursday after being stricken ill while running on the Lackawanna Heritage Trail. His wife of 31 years is Darlene Hawley Pallien.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Frank and Irene Sabatini Pallien, he was a 1980 graduate of Scranton Central High School and Penn State Worthington Scranton, receiving a degree in electrical engineering. Frank was employed as a systems engineer at Schott North America for the past 32 years and was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, North Scranton. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Father Joseph G. Barrett Assembly and a member of the North Pocono Council 6050. Frank served as president of Schott's FCU for many years. He was an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 57 at Holy Rosary Church, and he and his wife, Darlene, served on the parish Pre-Cana team and was also the recipient of the 4 Chaplains award. Along with his wife, they chaired the annual church block party in 2006 and were both annual volunteers for the event.
Frank was a loving, caring and kind husband and father who never missed an event in sports, Scouting and plays in which his children participated. Frank will be fondly remembered for his love of life, the many friendships he easily acquired and for always being happy along with his extraordinary sense of humor.
He is also survived by his loving children, Frank J. Jr.; and Brooke and fiancé, 2nd Lt. Jordan Leonard, USMC.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Cyril D. Edwards, pastor. Interment, Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka section of Scranton.
Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, 5 to 8 pm. Condolences: www.chomkofuneralhome.com.
Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services
262 Railroad Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 20, 2014