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Frank Peter Zuba

1929 - 2020
Frank Peter Zuba Obituary

Frank Peter Zuba, 91, of Plymouth Twp., passed into the loving hands of the Lord on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing Home, formerly Little Flower Manor, where he resided for the past two and a half years.

Born June 22, 1929, in Larksville, he was the son of the late John Zuba and Sophia Urban Zuba. He attended St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville, and was raised in Hanover Green, graduating in 1947 from Hanover High School. After high school, Frank attended art school, and enlisted in the United States Armed Forces, serving in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as military police. Frank served in the Air Force Branch of the Operations Division for the U.S. Caribbean Command when the "new" Department of Defense in 1947 established regional commands. He was stationed at the Panama Canal under General Ridgeway as a draftsman, creating maps for the Joint Commands of the Army, Air Force and Navy. He was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces as an Air Force veteran. After his service, he lived temporarily with his sister at her ranch in Oregon, to provide seasonal help as a ranch-hand.

Returning to his homestead, he met the "love of his life," the former Mary T. Zuba. They married Oct. 8, 1955, in St. Mary's Nativity Church, Plymouth, and celebrated 61 years of marriage before her death in 2017.

Frank worked as an artist for Bednarski Monuments in Wilkes-Barre. He specialized in sketching, hand drawing inspirational religious images to relay on to granite monuments. He also worked in manufacturing at Faith and Heavenly Shoe Company, Hanover Twp. He was later employed by Blue Ribbon Bakery, Kingston, as a baker until the Agnes Flood in 1972.

After the Agnes Flood, Frank was employed by Eberhard Faber in production until they relocated to Mexico. He retired from the Wyoming Valley Healthcare System where he worked at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and the Saxton Pavilion in Environmental Services.

In 2004, Frank's name was added to the Hanover Green Honor Roll, etched in a monument memorializing the veterans who served our country honorably. It is located at the corner of Downing Street and Main Road in the Hanover Green section of Hanover Twp., in the Hanover Green school yard.

Frank had a gentle spirit, sky blue eyes and an endearing smile. He was a devout Catholic and a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth. He loved watching all sports, especially football and baseball and he was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. He loved working in his wood shop and enjoyed spending time in nature and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, Mary, his loving daughters, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, who passed away on May 6, 2017; infant son; and brothers and sisters, Rose Sepko; Anna Slater; Joseph Zuba; Anthony Zuba; and Stasia Faulhaber. Frank was the last surviving of all of his siblings.

Surviving are his loving daughters, Theresa Buckley and her husband, Stanley, Wilkes-Barre; and Renee Zuba, Plymouth; grandchildren, David Buckley and his wife, Vanessa, Oregon; Mary Bosek and her husband, Matthew, Wilkes-Barre; Nicholas Buckley and Christopher Buckley, both of Wilkes-Barre; great-granddaughter, Fionna Buckley, Oregon; nieces, Roseann Zuba; and Cindy Slater Brice, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank's family would like to acknowledge and send heartfelt appreciation to nurse Mickey and the nursing staff at Allied SNF for their care and compassion.

Family and friends are invited to meet for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Parish, Plymouth.

Interment and military service will be in St. Mary's Nativity Cemetery, Plymouth Twp.

Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending visitation at the funeral home are asked to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

To submit online condolences to Frank's family, please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com.

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