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STRUTHERS Frank A. Jordan Sr., 74, died Friday morning at his residence.
Frank was born June 17, 1938, in Youngstown, a son of Anthony and Lena Diana Jordan.
A 1956 graduate of East High School, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years. During that time, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Marian Cacivilano, on May 10, 1958.
Returning to Struthers after the service, Frank attended the Police Academy at Youngstown State University. He served the City of Struthers Police Department for 27 years, retiring as Captain on July 5, 1994. Frank also served as Bailiff for the Struthers Municipal Courts.
He was a member of the Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers, where he served for many years as a volunteer for the annual festival, working the cavatelli booth. Frank was a member of the Struthers Knights of Columbus, where he was twice awarded the Blue Knight.
Frank was a member of the Struthers Gridiron Club and the former Struthers Athletic Club and its golf league. An avid golfer, Frank golfed at least four times a week at various golf courses, and was designated the booker by his golf buddies.
An avid Notre Dame fan, Frank attended at least two games a year. He also loved the Cleveland Indians and college and high school football. His greatest love however was his family.
Frank leaves his wife of 54 years, Marian; four sons, Anthony (Jodi) Jordan of Elyria, Frank (Karyn) Jordan Jr. of Boardman, Nicholas (fiancée, Sharon Sheronovich) Jordan of Struthers, and James (Lisa) Jordan of Strongsville; one sister, Louise (Bill) Michalchick of Longwood, Fla.; one sister-in-law, JoAnn Pontuti of Boardman; and 12 grandchildren, Carly, Elyce, Anthony, Aaron, Noah, Dina, Sam, Jill, Katie, Nicholas, Jenna, and Vincent.
Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Rosemarie (Joseph) Rainer; and brother-in-law, Donald Cacivilano.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church with Fr. Bernard Bonnot officiating.
Interment will follow at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.
Friends will be received Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, Struthers, where a prayer service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m.
Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association c/o 6100 Rockside Woods Blvd., Suite 445, Independence, OH 44131.