Frank W. Carcic

Frank W. Carcic, 88, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Erie, PA to the late John Carcic and Elizabeth Racz Kasarda Carcic Troja. Frank lived his whole life in Erie, PA, raising a family of eight children with his late wife, Lela, the love of his life.

Frank was a very hardworking husband and father, working many years for Erie City Iron Works/Zurn Industries, retiring in 1990. He spent a few years following retirement taking long drives to different states with his wife. Frank also served in the US Army.

Frank taught his children many things but mostly compassion, fairness and to love one another. He also taught them to appreciate Robert Goulet's music, as he played his records every Sunday morning while they were growing up. He loved to golf and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, even when they lost, which was more often than not.

Besides his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Lela; sister, Elizabeth Antunes and brother, Steve Carson. Frank is survived by his children, Vicki Galt (Chuck), Ginger Sweet (John), Frani Miseyka (Tim Hahn), Sally Marinelli (Nick), John Carcic, Jeff Carcic, Dan Carcic (Diane), all of Erie, and Bill Carcic (Janet) of Statesville, NC. He is further survived by eight grandchildren, Danielle Szklenski (Stephen), Melissa Lewis (Sam), Celene Kalivoda (Marcus), Michele Edwards (Jason), Erin Pharr, Tamara Solomon (Scott), Mickey Sweet and Kyle Marinelli; ten great-grandchildren, Amelia, Isabella, Christian, Isaac, Grace, Caleb, Sydney, Chase, Ava and Hallie, and many nieces and nephews.

Frank had wonderful caregivers over the past 11 years, starting with his son, Jeff, who devoted his life to taking care of his father after his stroke and his son, John, who also lived with him. Most recently he was cared for at home by daughters and son-in-law, John. The family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Creek, especially the nurses and aides in Neighborhood 2, and Amanda Melton, who also cared for him in his home. They provided him with loving care and he provided them with enjoyable stories. Frank always touched the lives of those he met with his wit and humor.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Sunday from 3 to 7 pm and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Monday at 10 am. Interment will take place at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department 4896 East Lake Rd. Erie PA 16511 or the Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Association 1004A O'Reilly Ave San Francisco CA 94129.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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