Frank Pancrazio


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Posted Online: May 08, 2013, 6:52 pm
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Funeral services for Frank V. Pancrazio, 87, of Silvis, will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Pancrazio died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care Center, Silvis. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Frank was born March 18, 1926, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of James and Angelina Colombo Pancrazio. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Doris McClurg on June 12, 1948, in Centerville. She died Jan. 4, 2012.
He retired from John Deere Harvester, East Moline, in 1983 after 27 years of service. He would always say "I was retired longer than I worked!"
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jan Pancrazio, Silvis, Philip and Kerri Pancrazio, Silvis, and Pat and Jenny Pancrazio, Port Byron; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Della; and brothers, Charlie, Joe and Mike.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 



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