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Updated: 08/17/2014 08:00:00AM

Francis Edward Partyka

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Francis Edward “Frank” Partyka, 80, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his Charlotte County, Fla., residence, surrounded by his loving fiancée and daughters.

He was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Jessup, Pa., to Peter and Mary (nee Kilvitis) Partyka.

Frank served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a brew master for Anheuser-Busch in Newark, N.J., for 35 years, and retired in 1991. He moved here from Avenel, N.J., where he was a volunteer fireman and served as a Chief and a Commissioner for the Avenel Fire Department. He was a member of VFW Post 10178, American Legion Post 113 and Eagles Aerie 3885.

Frank is survived by his fiancée, Donna Lange of Englewood; two daughters, Karen Thomas of Foster City, Calif., and Denna Weston of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Joan Partyka of Avenel; and two grandchildren, Malachi and Philip Thomas.

An Honor Guard Service will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at VFW Post 10178, 550 N. McCall Road, Englewood. Inurnment with Honors will be in at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022, in memory of Frank. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.com.

Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.


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