Frank H. Voytek

May 21, 1943 - December 22, 2013

Frank H. Voytek, 70, of Uniontown, lost his two year battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on May 21, 1943 in Waynesburg, PA. His parents, Frank A. and Isabel "Honey" Vojtek, and father and mother-in-law, Billie and Caroline Schiffbauer preceded him in death.

Frank graduated from Cumberland Township High School Class of 1962. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1962-1965 Quartermaster Corp., Vietnam War Veteran 1963-1964, and served in the Army Reserve from 1965-1968.

Frank retired from Christy Park Works, McKeesport, PA, where he was a welder for 40 years. He was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an Usher, was a Life Member and President of the Vietnam Veterans, Inc. (VVI) of Fayette County for 27 years, Life Member of the Amvets Post 103 Hopwood, Life Member of Catholic War Veterans Post 1669 Uniontown, Life Member of VFW Post 8543 Evans Manor, member of Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council 1275 Uniontown, Eagles Aerie 828 Uniontown, United Steel Workers Union District 10 Local 5852, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund member since 1991, and founding sponsor National Museum of the U.S. Army. Frank was a dedicated committee member, planning consultant and participant during the Vietnam War Memorial Wall Experience held on August of 2000.

Surviving is his devoted wife, J. Elaine (Schiffbauer) with whom he would have celebrated forty-nine years of marriage on January 2, 2014; their children, Christine E. Brownfield and husband Patrick of Uniontown; Ann Marie Detrick and husband Todd of Hopwood; two grandsons, Scott Brownfield and Cassandra Miller of Uniontown, and Dustin Detrick of Hopwood; brother, Donald Voytek and wife Cheryl of Carmichaels; sister-in-law, Linda Voytek and husband Joe of Perryopolis; brothers-in-law, William Schiffbauer and wife Dort of Stevensville, MI, Robert Schiffbauer and wife Susan of Carmichaels, James Schiffbauer and wife Linda of Nemacolin; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a very special young man "the son he never had", Michael Pyle of Uniontown. He is also survived by his very "special brothers" of the Vietnam Veterans, Inc. of Fayette County.

The family thanks the nurses and staff of Laurel Ridge Nursing Home, Dr. Pish and Greg for their exceptional care.

Friends will be received at the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, PA, on Thursday evening, December 26, from 6- 9 p.m., Friday, December 27, from 2- 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., and until 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec 28, when Prayers of Transfer will be said at the funeral home.

The Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, 61 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, PA, with Rev. Father Peter L. Peretti as Celebrant.

Interment will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA, with military honors accorded by the Vietnam Veterans Inc. of Fayette County.

It was Frank's wish that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

The Parish Wake Service will be held on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The Catholic War Veterans Post 1669 will conduct ritualistic services on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Services
Visitation
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc.
603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension
UNIONTOWN, PA 15401

Friends will be received on Thursday evening, December 26, from 6- 9 p.m., Friday, December 27, from 2- 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., and until 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec 28, when Prayers of Transfer will be said at the funeral home. It was Frank's wish that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. The Parish Wake Service will be held on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

The Allegheny County VVI will stand Honor Guard on Friday from 2-4 p.m. The Fayette County VVI will stand Honor Guard on Friday from 6-9 p.m. The Catholic War Veterans Post 1669 will conduct ritualistic services on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.



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