The Life of Frank Gbur



CANFIELD – Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Christine Catholic Church for Frank A Gbur, 71, who passed away on Sunday.

He was born Jan. 13, 1942, in Youngstown, a son of Frank Gbur and Helen Babik.

He was a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. He went on to the U.S. Army, where he was a sharpshooter. He worked as a Millwright for Packard Electric before retiring in 1999. He was a member of St. Christine Church, Lowellville Rod and Gun Club, Youngstown Rifle and Pistol Club and belonged to Stockers Car Club. He was also a train enthusiast, taking his nephews and grand kids on train rides. He enjoyed getting his maps out and plotting where they would travel and where to stop and eat along the way. He loved traveling to South Carolina to see “the girls” and he loved going to air shows and enjoyed reading.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela (Grant) Gbur, whom he married Dec. 12, 1995; a son, James Gbur of Austintown; a daughter, Michelle (Michael) Zokle of Charleston, S.C.; two stepsons, Sean (Jodi) Vasko of Austintown and Eric (Nicole) Vasko of North Jackson; a brother, Edward (Cherie) Gbur of Bandon, Ore.; and a sister, Elaine (James) Long of New Middletown. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Marisa, Gianna, Michaela, Dalton, Grant, Sean J. and Deidre.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Frank Gbur.

Friends will be received Thursday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc., Youngstown

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