Frank J. Zurat

Frank J. Zurat, 91, of 89 East Main Street, Bradford, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born May 17, 1924 in North Tonawanda NY, he was a son of the late Floyd and Anna (Kyser) Zurat. He attended Bradford schools.

On February 16, 1943 he was inducted into the United States Army. He served during WW II with the 3rd Division 15th Infantry Regiment in the Rome Arno Campaign, Rhineland Campaign and Southern France Campaign. He was awarded The Purple Heart, and 3 Battle Stars. He was honorably discharged on September 29, 1945.

On May 27, 1945, in Olean he married Rosemary C. (Fedele) Zurat who died on January 17, 2013.

Mr. Zurat was a member of St. Bernard Church where he served as an usher for many years.

Frank had been employed at Dresser Industries and then for many years at Kendall Refining Company.

Surviving is a daughter, Jacqueline Davis, of New York City, NY, daughter in law, Janet Zurat, of Bradford, four grandchildren, Kelly (Tom) Case, Matt (Tricia) Zurat, Adam (Carrie) Davis and Ashley (Frank) Ronan, three great grandchildren, Kendall Case, Brendan Davis and Erin Michelle Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews including Salamanca, NY residents Richard (Susan) Zurat and Jeannette (Jack) Wymer and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Michael A. Zurat who died January 27, 2002.

Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the  Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford. Friends are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Jack Barwin as celebrent. Military Honors will immediately follow the Mass. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery,

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rosemary & Frank Zurat Memorial Fund at Bradford Regional Medical Center, 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, Pa. 16701 to support the hospice room.

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