FRANK J. CZAPLA
Sunday, August 19, 2001 Page: 8A
Frank J. Czapla, 75, of Gruver Street, Alden, Nanticoke, died Friday at
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Larksville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Balbina Skopek
Czapla. He moved to Alden at an early age and attended Newport Township
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Nanticoke. He was employed as a
salesman in the roofing industry for IKO Manufacturing, Wilmington, Del., for
11 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and received the American
Theater Ribbon and Navy Victory Medal.
He was past director of American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke; member of the
Alden Rod & Gun Club, Board of Trustees of Nanticoke Hospital for eight years
and the Newport Township Planning Commission; and was a board member for the
American Red Cross.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Chester and Fred.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Piasecki; sons, Frank Jr.,
Alden; Steven, Ambler; Joseph, Sheatown; daughter, Catherine Thiemann, Alden;
brother, Louis, Alden; three grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Military funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Tuesday by the
American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke, from the Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C.,
51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in
St. Stanislaus Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Nanticoke.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.