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CAMPBELL – Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Wasko Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church with Fr. Michael Swierz officiating, for Frank M. Pietruch Jr., 58, who passed away Saturday morning in St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

Frank was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Youngstown, the son of Frank M. Sr. and Stella Trachek Pietruch and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a 1970 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School and graduated from Youngstown State University in 1974 with a B.S. in Education and in August of 1984 with a M.S. in Education.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church.

Frank was a Speech Teacher and Speech Coach at Campbell Memorial High School, was the Senior Class Sponsor for the Class of 1984, and was a member of the Thespian Club under the direction of Mrs. VanFossen. Frank held a Federal Communications License for Broadcasting.

Frank was very generous to everyone and will be sadly missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Robert Gartland of Austintown; a nephew, Rob (Stephanie) Gartland of Poland; a niece, Nancy (David) Hursin and their children, Andrew and Britanee of Las Vegas, a nephew, Brian (Jessica) Gartland and their son, Caleb of Columbus; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Frank’s family wishes to extend a special appreciation to the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living in Poland and his nephew, Rob and good friend, Dick Richards.

The Pietruch family has entrusted their loved one to the care of the Wasko Funeral Home and will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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“Dear Nancy and family My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the sad loss of my special friend, Frank Please know he will be missed greatly. Although we haven't seen each other in years, our talks have always been enjoyed. My best memories are when he would visit our home on Piccadilly St. to play Canasta with Larry, Tony and my mom. Sincerely, Shirley”

 » Shirley (Kacala) Oliva on September 14, 2011

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