Frank Dempsey

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Dec. 8, 2012

Frank Dempsey, age 72, of Plymouth, passed into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

Born Jan. 12, 1940, in Plymouth, he was the son of Mrs. Anna Oshirak Dempsey and the late Joseph Dempsey.

He was a graduate of Plymouth High School, Class of 1957, and was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church of Plymouth.

Prior to retirement, he was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot as Supervisor and Computer Operator. While he was employed here, he was the recipient of numerous awards, including two Sustained Superior Performance awards, Letters of Appreciation, an Outstanding Performance Citation and a Special Act Award. Prior to this, he was employed by Atwater Throwing Company of Plymouth. Frank was presently employed at King's College in Security.

He served as a Fire Control Specialist in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Frank greatly enjoyed spending his time with the church activities, especially the Parish Bazaar. He loved spending time with his family and time outdoors. He was very helpful and was always helping others.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, Anna, are his wife of 47 years, the former Sonya Piscorik; children, Frank Dempsey and his wife, Trudi, of Trucksville, and Darlene Wilcox, of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Andrew, Thomas and Brianne Dempsey; Julia and Jenna Wilcox and Justin and Brent Carder; brother, Joseph Dempsey and his wife, Martha, of Plymouth; sisters, Irene Frisbie and her husband, Leonard, of Plymouth; Anna Magill of Shavertown; Barbara Powell and her husband, Richard, of Boca Raton, Florida; Eliza Burke and her husband, Joseph, of Nanticoke and Carol Dempsey of Philadelphia; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plymouth. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Parastas Service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m., with the Reverend Volodymyr Popyk, pastor, officiating.

Contributions, if desired, may be made to SS. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Church, P.O. Box 60, Plymouth, PA 18651, in Frank's name.


Published in Times Leader on Dec. 10, 2012
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