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FRANK WANCHO


1944 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
FRANK WANCHO Obituary
Frank J. Wancho October, 1944 - January 27, 2015 Frank J. Wancho was born in 1944 in Lakehurst, NJ to Helen and Frank Wancho. He passed away peacefully on January 27 surrounded by loved ones. Frank was the beloved husband of Linda, father to Karen (Dan) Briles, Frank W., Brian (Barbara), Stephen (DesaReé) and Mark (Bea); dear brother of Sharon Nestico and Joe (Denise). He was also the proud grandfather to 10 grandchildren. Frank graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Physics in 1966. He went on to work at NASA in Houston as a Systems Engineer for several Apollo space missions. In 1972 he moved his family to El Paso to begin working at White Sands Missile Range as a Computer Engineer. Frank was an active member of St. Raphael's Parish and served in several ministries including roles as Eucharistic Minister, Lector and sound technician. He also served as a member of St. Raphael's Men's Association. Frank will always be remembered for his humor, his commanding presence and his love of technology. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 3, from 5pm-9pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 N. Carolina. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 4, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar. Burial to follow at Evergreen East Cemetery, 12400 Montana. Everyone is invited to gather afterwards with the family at Jesus Chapel, 111 W. Sunset Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of El Paso, 1440 Miracle Way, El Paso, TX 79925 would be greatly appreciated. Service under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina 598-3332
Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2015
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