Francis Augustine

Francis Augustine, 81, of Blossburg, passed away April 18, 2013, at home.

Born on Jan. 24, 1932, in Blossburg, Francis was the son of the late Mary (Augustine) Skorczewski. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Francis was employed for 49 years at Ward Foundry before retiring in 1999. He was the devoted husband of 52 years to Dolly Lee (Glover) Augustine, who passed away on Feb. 12, 2009. He was a member of Blossburg’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A quiet person who enjoyed his solitude, Francis was an avid reader. In earlier years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his sister, Barbara Harshburger of Meadway, Ohio; two aunts, Anna Potrzebowski of Arnot and Eleanor Augustine of Blossburg; two sisters-in-law, Janet (Ronald) Heath of Galeton and Suzanne Wheeler of Mechanicsburg; a brother-in-law, Robert Wheeler of Cherry Flats; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by an infant son and infant daughter.

Calling hours are 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. His family will provide flowers and memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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