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Frank L Kratcoski

September 21, 1938 — January 25, 2023

Francis L. Kratcoski, age 84, of Olathe, KS, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the Olathe Hospice House, in Olathe, KS.

 

          Frank was born September 21, 1938, in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Peter & Frances Novinski Kratcoski. He graduated from the Turnpike High School, in Mildred, PA, a member of the class of 1956.  He then attended the Williamsport Technical Institute, in Williamsport, PA. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Patricia Lotsman, of Mildred, PA, on April 22, 1961, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, in Mildred, PA.  Last April, they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.

 

          Frank was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in Olathe, KS.

 

          He worked for 20 years as an engineer and invented microfiche reader printers for Pitney Bowes and Burroughs, obtaining two patents for his work. In 1980, Frank and Pat decided to try their hand at the Florida real estate market and worked together as brokers until 1997. Frank’s never-ending smile and wit put their clients at ease and made him someone they would remember for years to come. In 1997, they retired to Kansas and enjoyed being able to see all the grandchildren often.

 

          They continued to enjoy travelling and went on many memorable trips overseas including Frank’s favorite, Poland. And of course, there were always casinos to visit across the country. Frank enjoyed fishing, his flower gardens (especially marigolds and petunias), cheering at the grandkids’ games, biking, watching the Chiefs and the Gators, and making lasagna.

 

          He will be remembered for his striking blue eyes, his sense of humor, his love of ice cream, nickname giving and his readiness to help anyone, anytime.

 

Surviving:

Spouse:

Patricia Kratcoski                                               at home

 

Brother:  Peter C & Lucille Kratcoski              Tallmadge, OH

 

Children:

Frank Jr. and Leslie Kratcoski                          St. Mary’s, GA

Grandsons: Alex and Max Kratcoski

 

Karen and Jay Tolar                                           Olathe, KS

Grandchildren: Megan, Zach, and Emily Tolar                

 

Sister-in-law:

Gertrude Laux                                                    North Potomac, MD

 

Many nieces and nephews.

 

          He was predeceased by three sisters, Genevieve and Elizabeth Kratcoski, and Dolores Papke; and by four brothers:  Joseph Kratcoski of Oceanside, CA; Eugene Kratcoski of Gaithersburg, MD and John Kratcoski of Palmyra, NJ; and Leonard Kratcoski of Mildred, PA.

         

A Transferal Service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major, his pastor, presiding.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.

 

          Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Sullivan County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Dushore, PA 18614.

         

                   To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.


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Friday, April 21, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Transferal Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10:30 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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St. Francis of Assisi Church

7706 Pennsylvania 487
Mildred, PA 18632

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Eastern time)

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St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery

7706 Pennsylvania 487
Mildred, PA 18632

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