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71, Johnstown. Passed away February 11, 2018. Born May 21, 1946 in Windber. Son of the late Raymond E. and Eva (Paholko) McCleester. Survived by wife of 46 years, Joyce (Opdenhoff); children Frank Jr. and his partner Peaches Baker of Butler, and Melody married to William Bearer of New Germany; grandchildren Shianne Baker, Harmony McCleester, Christian and Connor Bearer; brother William married to Dawn; and nieces and nephews. Member of Grace Assembly of God Church for 55 years, where he was on the board for 45 years, and served as this area's Sectional Commander of Royal Rangers for many years. Frank graduated in 1964 from Richland High School and in 1968 from Evangel University. Retired in 2011 from Ferndale Area High School as a music teacher. He loved music and playing his trumpet in many of our area's community and civic bands, gardening and cut grass with his tractor. However, his true love was his family and the time they spent together. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 Friday at Grace Assembly of God Church. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. www.hendersonfuneralhome.com
Published on February 13, 2018
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