Frank T. Dobias, Jr., 89, of Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, died early Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2018, in his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, LaRue E. (Spadt) Dobias, who passed in 2008. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Frank T., Sr. and Ann (Vasko) Dobias. Frank was employed as the Director of Educational Services for WLVT Channel 39, Bethlehem, for over 20 years, retiring in 1994. Previously, he was employed as a Radio Engineer for WAEB and also as the former General Manager of Blue Ridge Cable TV. While working at WLVT Channel 39, he originated and served as Executive Director of Scholastic Scrimmage, from its origin in 1975, until his retirement in 1994. Frank was a graduate of Palmerton High School and later from DeVry Technical Institute. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, raising roses, and reading - especially historical biographies. Survivors: Son, Attorney Gary F. and wife Tammy of Palmerton; 2 grandchildren, Rebecca wife of George Saitta of Oak Hill, VA, and Jeffrey Dobias of Norwood, Delaware County; 2 great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Brayden, sister, Pat Brunner of Scottsdale, AZ., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Ann Gulban, and a brother, Richard. Services: Private, and at the convenience of the family. Interment, St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden. Arrangements, Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
Contributions: St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 365 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071.
Published by Morning Call on Jun. 6, 2018.