FRANK J. FURKO
1933 - 2019
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FURKO FRANK J.

Age 85, of East Oakmont, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his residence. Born December 3, 1933, in Oakmont, to the late James T. and Rose Zalar Furko. He farmed for many years with his parents and his brother, Donald, on the family farm, on which Frank still lived. Frank also worked at his father's store for many years, the former Hunter Brothers, in Oakmont. He served in the U. S Army during the Korean War, from 1956 until 1958. Frank served on the Plum Hall of Fame Committee, and was a lineman for Plum High School for many years. He played in his polka band for over 15 years and was well known throughout the area. His famous Pudgie Wudgie Cat could be seen with Frank everywhere he went, and now Pudgie is in the Sports Museum in Pennsylvania. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Furko. Frank thanks all of his friends who stood by him for many years. Friends and relatives will be received at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 2-7 p.m. Blessing service on Tuesday, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment, next to his parents, at Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum. Memorials may be made to Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208.




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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jun. 21 to Jun. 23, 2019.
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June 5, 2020
Just driving by Frank's home the other day, I thought of him. Sorry to hear he had passed away last year.
Over the years, I would stop to buy vegetables from Frank. And I learned of his beloved Pudgie. Frank loved everyone -- and animals too. A good soul -- You will be missed by many, Frank. Blessings to you.
Jan
January 2, 2020
I JUST LEARNED THAT FRANK PASSED AWAY. HIS GOOD BUDDY, PUDGIE WAS ORIGINALLY MY CAT. I ADOPTED PUDGIE WHEN HE WAS JUST A FEW MONTHS OLD AND WHEN I HAD TO MOVE TO AN APARTMENT THAT DID NOT ALLOW PETS, I ASKED FRANK IF HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE PUDGIE. THEY GOT ALONG VERY WELL AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A WONDERFUL PARTNERSHIP. NOW THEY ARE TOGETGER AGAIN.
July 30, 2019
Missing our phone conversations, Frank. Thank you for all your memories and stories you shared with me. I know you're up there with my Grandpa Bob now.
Ashley Diaz
June 22, 2019
Renay Ross
June 22, 2019
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June 22, 2019
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Marilyn Wempa
June 21, 2019
Frank never had a negative thing to say about anything. He always stopped our store and we looked forward to his visits. A real gentleman. RIP my friend.
Paul and Lenora Roup
June 20, 2019
Frank was a great guy. No one quite like him. Stopped at my house weekly for 40 years.
Robert Capretto
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