PAYAK – Julius “Frank,” 83, Johnstown, died Oct. 30, 2007, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Born May 5, 1924, in Llanfair, Pa. near Portage, son of Mary and Anthony Payak. Brother of John and Tony. Frank is survived by wife of 62 years, Pauline Thomas; and his daughter, Bobbie Hall, married to Mark Hall; and grandchildren, Michael and Jenna Hall. Julius “Frank” was awarded the Purple Heart for service as a U.S. Marine aboard the carrier USS Franklin in World War II. He was one of 710 volunteers who remained on the ship for its last voyage home after an attack in 1945. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He worked as a coal miner and a salesman for Stanley Home Products. Julius enjoyed his family and friends, golf, bridge, singing and talking to everyone. Member of Johnstown Retired Men’s Chorus. His love, dedication, outgoing manner and enthusiasm for life will be sadly missed. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Very Rev. Paul E. Turnball. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 576 Vine St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home.
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