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Frank J. Biedka, 92, of New Castle passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at his residence.
Frank was born Sept. 19, 1925, in New Castle, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Zbeigien Biedka.
A proud World War II veteran of the Navy, Frank served in the Pacific Theatre of operation.
As a young man, he worked at the former New Model Bakery, New Castle. Frank retired in 1981, from the Brick Layers and Allied Craftworkers Local No. 9, New Castle, after more than 30 years of service in masonry construction.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Mary, Mother of Hope Parish.
Frank was also a member of the New Castle VFW Post 315.
An avid beekeeper, he enjoyed collecting and jarring honey. Frank had a remarkable talent for fixing just about anything, and he never hesitated at the opportunity to lend a hand to family, friends or neighbors.
He was most proud of his family, particularly his eight grandchildren.
Surviving are a daughter, Barb Cassella of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; three sons, John (Marcy) Biedka of Pulaski, Bob (Andrea) Biedka of Glendora, California, and Tom (Sarah) Biedka of San Jose, California; and eight grandchildren, Sarah, Kara and Tarra Cassella, Christopher and Stephanie Biedka, Mathew and Alex Biedka, and Paul Biedka.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Gargasz and Helen Biedka; and a brother, Walter Biedka.
In keeping with Frank's wishes, a private graveside service will be held by the family. Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery.
Arrangements by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Published on November 21, 2017
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