WARREN - Frank Nickolas Laprocina, 77, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland.
He was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Warren, to the late Nick and Anna Kochera Laprocina.
Frank graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed in Germany.
On Sept. 6, 1958, Frank married his wife, Barbara Beistel Laprocina.
Frank had worked as a printer with the Tribune Chronicle and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He retired in 1999 from Delphi Packard Electric, having worked as an industrial security guard and maintenance laborer.
Frank loved his Lord and Savior. He was a previous member of the Champion Church of the Nazarene and was currently attending the Leavittsburg Church of the Nazarene and was an active participant with many of the church's projects.
Frank enjoyed woodworking and had made many beautiful pieces over the years for his family and friends. He enjoyed bowling and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Frank was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand and was a generous blood donor with the American Red Cross, having given the gift of life to so many people over the years with his almost 25 gallons of donations. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Frank is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Beistel Laprocina; daughters, Tami (Paul) Tarleton of Champion and Holly (Mark) Zimora of Greencastle, Pa.; grandchildren, Lisa (Rob) Hecker of Cobleskill, N.Y., Stephen (Sara) Zimora of Holly Springs, N.C., Lindsay Tarleton and Brad Tarleton both of Champion; sisters, Joan Bacon of Warren, Phyllis Lohr of Newton Falls, Lee Anne (Michael) Brannan of Rogers, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Joanne Gregory of Champion; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours will held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Champion Township Cemetery.
To view this obituary and to leave condolences to the family, please visit www.RobertsClarkChapel.com.