Frank E. Volk Jr. 1935-2013

NILES – Frank E. Volk Jr., 78, of Niles, died at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

He was born July 1, 1935, in Ernest, Pa., the son of Frank and Ann Zasadny Volk Sr.

He was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Warren and a graduate of ETI with a degree in drafting. Frank retired in 1997 as a supervisor from LTV Republic Steel, where he worked in various departments.

Frank was a member of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, AMVETS 0106, The Knights of Columbus and the VA. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and was an avid NASCAR and Mark Martin fan.

In his younger years, he taught the accordion and played it in a band.

Frank was a dedicated sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Indians and Browns.

He truly loved his two granddaughters and enjoyed watching them perform on stage at their dance competitions.

Frank was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War, and was stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Frank will be deeply missed by his wife, Martha Nicastro Volk, whom he married May 18, 1957; two daughters, Dr. Marita Volk (Dr. Marc) Allen of Aurora and Marnetta (Nick) Xides of Howland; and two granddaughters, Maria Xides and Nicole Xides.

He will also be greatly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Volk and Donald Volk; and a sister, Dorothy Thirion.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to the time of the memorial service, which will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles with Father John-Michael Lavelle officiating.

Material contributions can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles, Ohio 44446.

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