Niagara Gazette

Obituaries

December 17, 2012

Franklin J. Craver

NIAGARA FALLS — Franklin J. Craver, longtime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away on December 14, 2012, after a brief illness.  He was 96.  He was born in Hazelton, PA on April 26, 1916, a son of the late William and Catherine (Gallo) Craver.

Mr. Craver served in the United States Army during World War II and then married his beloved Ruth (Strack) in 1940, and they remained happily married for 69 years until her passing in 2009. He worked at Union Carbide for many years as a Telecommunications engineer and also was a TV repairman. Frank and his brother, Gus would go for a fish fry every Friday at Gadawski's Restaurant and he enjoyed his last Thanksgiving (2012) with his family at his niece's home in Niagara Falls.  

He is survived by his brother, Gustave (late Bernice) Craver and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by siblings, Charles (Caroline) Craver, Elsie (David) Houser, Catherine (Melvin) Williams, Helen Craver, Arlene (Joseph) Costello.

There will be no prior visitation. A committal service will be held at LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, on Wednesday at 11:00 AM, with Reverend Robert Heisner. Burial will be private at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Bergholz.

Visit www.lanefuneralhome.com.

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