Francis J. Szklany, 90, of Stuart Street, Westerly, R.I., died peacefully on Monday July 9, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Kenyon) Szklany.
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Born in Central Falls on Nov. 23, 1921, he was the son of the late Jacob and Angela (Kryla) Szklany.
Frank was an accomplished artist and also worked in advertising for many years. He was also known as Frank Tempo the artist on "Dialing for Dollars" and Captain Rocky at the former Rocky Point amusement park.
Besides his loving wife of over 40 years, he will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Marsha DiBona and Pamela Marasco, both of North Providence, R.I., and he was the grandfather of four and great grandfather of seven. He also leaves his two sisters, Mildred Chrupcula, of California, and Bernadette Neery, of Seattle, Wash. He was predeceased by his sisters, Helen Fernades and Genevieve Szklany.
Mr. Szklany's funeral will be held at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly, R.I., on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. at St. Clare Church, 62 Crandall Ave., Westerly, R.I.
Burial with full military honors will be in River Bend Cemetery, Beach Street, Westerly, R.I.
Published in The Westerly Sun from July 10 to July 11, 2012