Frank Stevan Marcinko, age 83, resident of McKean, PA since 1955, died Monday, June 14, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie due to complications following surgery. He was married to the former Rachel Eaton on November 22, 1951.
Born on September 30, 1926 in Naticoke, PA, he was a son of the late Anna Novak Marcinko and Steven Marcinko. After receiving his high school education from Naticoke High School, Frank entered the US Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War Two. Following his discharge and graduation from barber school, Frank began employment with the Pennsylvania and Penn Central Railroads (now Conrail). He was employed by them for 35 years retiring in 1986 as a conductor and as a brakeman. Frank was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in McKean and he prayed the rosary daily. His hobbies included gardening, and building and collecting model trains. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pittsburgh Pirate fan. He considered his family as the most important treasure in his life.
Frank was preceded in death by four sisters – Mary Perez, Anna Wysocki, Margaret Saggio, and Katherine Makowski; and a brother – Stevan Marcinko. Survivors in addition to his wife of 59 years, Rachel Eaton Marcinko, include four sons -Stevan and his wife, Debbe of McKean; Patrick and his wife, Dolores of Fairview; Thomas and his wife, Rhonda of Girard; and Michael and his wife, Heidi of Cambridge Springs; four daughters- Francis Herbel and her husband, Michael of Powhatan, VA; Linda Stonis and her husband, David of Edinboro; Sally Bayer and her husband, Robert of North Ridgeville, OH; and Ruth Skonieczki and her husband, Timothy of Cambridge, Ohio. In addition, there are seventeen grandchildren – Nicholas, Sarah, and Jacob Marcinko; Michael and Jamie Herbel; Nicole Marcinko; Carrie and Nick Tulino; Lauren and Seth Stonis; Noah and Kyle Bayer; Jeffrey and Zachary Marcinko; Nathan, Nolan, and Lydia Marcinko. In addition, there are three great grand children and a sister -Eleanor Bisczat of Kentucky, and many loving nieces, nephews, and family members who survive.
Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 8880 West Main Street, McKean on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Mark Nowak, pastor of the Church, will be celebrant. Interment will be in Millers Station Cemetery, Rockdale Township, Crawford County. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church in McKean.