francis zablackas

Francis E. “Frank” Zablackas, 77, of Weirton, WV passed away on Wednesday November 30, 2022.

Frank was born on March 12, 1945, in Steubenville, OH, one of six children born to Frank and Sophie E. Yarosz Zablackas.

Frank graduated from Weirton Madonna High School in 1963 and served his country in the United States Navy. On April 1, 1967, he married Carolyn Kamarec and in their 55 years of marriage they were blessed with two sons, a daughter and nine grandchildren.

Frank, also known as “Zab” , provided for his family by working as an operator on the caster before retiring from Weirton Steel after 30 plus years of service.

He was very active until he was diagnosed with COVID 19 a couple years ago. Carolyn and Frank enjoyed traveling on his motorcycle and playing darts. Frank enjoyed rabbit hunting, bowling. Most of all he cherished the times with his family.

He nourished his faith at Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sara, and most recently by his brother, John.

He will be remembered with love by his wife, Carolyn Kamarec Zablackas, his sons, Frank (Jackie) and Chad (Kelly) Zablackas; his daughter, Holly Zablackas; his brothers, Larry (Sandy) and Bill (Peggy) Zablackas; his sisters, Carolyn Dennler (Frank) and Christine Benard (Michael); his sister-in-Law, Gretchen Zablackas; and his grandchildren, Skyler, Jake, Chad II, Abby, Katelynn, Elizabeth, Samantha and Andrew.

Visitation will be Saturday December 10, 2022, from 1:00 pm until time of funeral services at 3 pm at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton.

Rev Fr. Binu Sebastion will preside.

Frank will be interred at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard.

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Visitation: December 10, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Funeral: December 10, 2022 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

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  1. Candle Selection 3Carolyn and family, we are very sorry for your loss, Frank was always so pleasant and friendly. We went to Madonna High School with him, and remember him well.
    May he Rest in Peace.
    Sincerely Mike & Marlene Runkel

  2. I was so sad to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a great person! Sending prayers to all of you and much love and hugs.
    Debbie Welling

  3. Carol and family I’m am so sincerely sad about Frankie….He was a wonderful person and a good friend …. He was ALWAYS there to lend a helping hand in all of crazy adventures. He will be sadly missed!!!!!!!
    I am so so sorry for your loss and pray that time and all of the great family memories will bring some comfort to everyone. Love and prayers


  4. Words can’t express how sorry we are to hear of Frank’s passing. I hope you can find comfort with family. Love you

  5. To a very kind and a generous neighbor whom we enjoyed for over 20 years!!
    He will be missed dearly.
    Prayers and to his wife and family!!
    Love you Frank
    John and Barbara Lyonett💕

  6. To a very kind and a generous neighbor whom we enjoyed for over 20 years!!
    He will be missed dearly.
    Prayers and to his wife and family!!
    Love you Frank
    John and Barbara Lyonett💕

  7. Dear Carol and family, so sorry for your loss. Frank was an outstanding friend and neighbor. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God Bless, John and Barb Lyonett

  8. Dear Carolyn & family, I’m so terribly sorry for your loss and for the fact that Skip and I were unable to attend the tribute to Frank’s wonderful life. He was a great friend to both of us for many, many years and he will be missed beyond words

  9. Frank you were a great neighbor when o lived by u I remember u always doing crafts and your wife was always nice to my family u would do anything for anyone I want to thank u and your family r.i.p frank

  10. I remember Frank from early childhood through high school. Seeing him infrequently over the years, I was always impressed with his calm demeanor, and his sense of contentment. I know he is greatly missed and loved.

  11. Candle Selection 5Please accept our condolences for your loss. Larry works for our company and we wanted to pay our respects to Larry and your family by donating on behalf of Frank (Zab) to the Fisher House Foundation; a charity that supports our veterans with various programs. Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one in the hospital for an illness, disease or injury along, travel assistance and scholarships for military personnel and their families. May God be with you now and always.

  12. Carolyn, I won’t be able to attend the visitation for Frank because I have to work that day. So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.

  13. Carol and Family my Deepest Sympathy in the passing of your beloved husband. He fought the Good Fight.. May he Rest In Peace! God Bless and Keep You.

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