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Frank P. Drost


Frank P. Drost, 95, of Dupont, passed away on Saturday, September 7th 2019 at his home. He was born in Dupont, December 4, 1923 and was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Bryk) Drost.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. Frank attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School and Dupont High School. After high school, he enlisted in the US Army and served during WWII with Battery A 283rd Field Artillery Battalion, serving in the European Campaign and was also instrumental in liberating the prisoners of the Dachau Prison Camp. He retired from the Borough of Dupont as the Borough Street Commissioner after many years of employment. Frank served as Judge of Elections for the Borough of Dupont. He was a life-long member of the Dupont Hose Company and was the oldest member of the Fire Department. Frank always looked forward to attending the annual parade in Dupont while representing the Fire Department.

Frank was a member of the Dupont VFW Post 4909, the Dupont Polish Club, The Elm St. Sportsman Club and was the founding member of the Polka-Lites dancing group. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and traveling with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by all who new and loved him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, John, Andrew, Walter, Celia and Jean Drost, Mary Yakabowski, Helen T. Wolfe and Ann Budzilek.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years the former Matilda (Maruk) Drost; his nephew Stanley and his wife Deborah Budzilek and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5-8pm. Interment will be held at the Parish Cemetery.

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