Frank Kobela

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Frank Kobela, 88, of Hanover Township, passed into the hands of the Lord on Monday evening, June 24, 2013.

Born April 7, 1925, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late John and Mary Sivulich Kobela.

He attended Nanticoke High School and was an active member of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke. He was a cantor for both Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church and Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Plymouth.

Frank was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving as a technical sergeant during World War II.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mechanic by Techneglas Inc./Owens-Illinois for 22 years.

Frank greatly enjoyed making pysanky eggs and woodcrafts for his many friends and church raffles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew, Nicholas, Michael and Wasil Kobela; sisters, Olga Broody and Mary Calone.

Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, the former Dorothy Homa; sons, Theodore Kobela and his wife, Geralyn, Allentown, and Michael Kobela, Boca Raton, Fla.; grandson, Christopher Kobela, Wilkes Barre; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be 9 a.m. Saturday at S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with Parastas service at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Volodymyr Popyk officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the .

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S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
530 W Main St
Plymouth, PA 18651
(570) 779-2014
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Published in Times Leader on June 26, 2013
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