Francis S. Sarnovsky
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Francis S. Sarnovsky

August 07, 1940 - December 16, 2012

Francis S. Sarnovsky

August 07, 1940 - December 16, 2012


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Obituary for Francis S. Sarnovsky

Francis S. “Batch” Sarnovsky Sr., 72, of Dixonville, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012, at his home. A son of Frank S. and Susanna (Harchuck) Sarnovsky, he was born August 7, 1940, in Dixonville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Sarnovsky was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Clymer. For 33 years, he had been employed with the Pepsi Company. He was also a lifetime member of the Dixonville Moose. He was a loving husband and father who especially enjoyed going to camp with his family and friends. He was known to many for his one liners and storytelling. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan and a hunter that also took pleasure in listening to polka music, and taking his sidekick dog “Teddy” for a ride. Surviving are his wife Andrea B. (Tallarom) Sarnovsky of Dixonville; his son, Francis S. Jr. and wife Dayna of Indiana; four sisters, Ethel Coleman of Ohio, Susan Trunzo of Dixonville, Eileen Sarnovsky of Dixonville, Eleanor Gnibus and husband John of Coral; four nieces and nephews, Debbie Coleman, James “Red” Coleman, Chrissy Gnibus and Stephanie Falce and husband Steve. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received at the Harry J. Bence Funeral Home in Clymer on Wed., Dec. 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Church of the Resurrection in Clymer with the Rev. Timothy Kruthaupt as celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery in Dixonville. His family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in Francis’ name.

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