Frank A. Gbur 1942-2014

CANFIELD – Frank A. Gbur, 71, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

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

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 grandkids 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 Caroling 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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home Inc. in Youngstown.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at St. Christine Catholic Church.

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