John T. Frickanish, 86

John T. “Jack” Frickanish, 86, of Dutch Ridge Rd., Ellwood City (Slippery Rock Twp.) passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.

Born July 21, 1929 in Chewton, he was the son of the late John and Josephine Zohosky Frickanish. He was married for 65 years to Ruth E. Leonhardt Frickanish who survives.

Jack owned and operated Jack’sTexaco in Ellwood City for many years. He also worked and retired from Consolidated Glass in New Castle. Jack was a Veteran of the Army serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed woodworking and yard work. His most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, survivors include two sons, Thomas (Linda) Frickanish and Donald (Margie) Frickanish, both of Ellwood City; daughter, Carol (John) Thomas of New Castle; two sisters, Anna Mae (Philip) Nerti of Wampum, Joyce (Richard) Dailey of Vienna, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James J. Frickanish, and a sister, Joan Cover.

A Memorial Services will be held at the Cornerstone Community Church, 2615 New Butler Rd. New Castle on Saturday, January 9 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Joe Lahr officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Amedisys Hospice, 240 Pullman Square, Suite 255, Butler, PA 16001

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6 thoughts on “John T. Frickanish, 86

  1. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family. Ruth and Jack were my mentors and most wonderful friends as well as neighbors. Rest in peace Jack. You will be missed.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the Frickanish Family, Knowing Jack as I was growing up was a great guy.. & neighbor. Will keep the family in my prayers…

  3. Hello Joyce, you will not likely remember me we graduated together in 64. I worked with Jack for many years and helped out at his gas station. I have many fond memories of those days and it makes me think of the guys that were as well. Those were great days looking back but I don’t know that any of us appreciated them for what they were and the friendships we had. Bill Sullivan, Kenny Kent, Jimmy Johns just to name a few. Jack was a great guy and will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy and I am sorry for your loss. Dale

  4. My sincerest condolences to you Ruth and your family. It was great spending time with you and Jack as I was growing up and then later as an adult. What a sense of humor – always made everyone laugh. That is a great gift. What great memories. Love to all of you with my prayers. Your cousin Roberta

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