Frank M. Bavetz, 95, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was born on April 6, 1926, in Brackenridge, to the late Anthony and Amelia (Zaremba) Bavetz. Frank was a proud Marine who served his country during World War II. He retired in 1991 to Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge, where he worked as a rouleur. Frank was a member of Guardian Angels Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 894 in Natrona Heights, American Legion Post 48 in Natrona, Tarentum Elks, and the USMC League Detachment Allegheny Valley 827. He loved to travel. , volunteering, camping and fishing. Frank is survived by his children, Michael (Elaine) Bavetz, of Coconut Creek, Fla., Martin (Becky) Bavetz, of Uniontown, Janet (Michael) Valasek, of New Kensington, Joyce (Tom) Keller, of Oakdale and Julie (Christopher) Monzi, of Gettysburg; 13 grandchildren; and by many great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his wife, Lois M. (Moersch) Bavetz on November 24, 2017; brothers, Stan Zembrowski and Anthony Bavetz; and by his sisters, Mary Rea, Rose Perman and Stella Barone. Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 10, 2021 and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522, rue Carlisle, Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where the funeral ceremonies will be held Friday at 10:30 am. The officer will be the Reverend Robert Walker. Interment with full military honors bestowed by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard will be held at Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The VFW, American Legion and Marine Corps League detachment will hold a joint service at the funeral home Thursday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Frank can be made to Toys for Tots, care of the Allegheny Valley Marine Corp League, Detachment 827.838 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, Pa. 15144. To send condolences online, please visit www. cicholski-zidekfh.com.
Posted by The Valley News Dispatch on November 10, 2021.