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Frank J. "Butch" Conniff

Monday, March 5, 1945Sunday, November 17, 2019

Frank J. “Butch” Conniff, 74, a resident of West Wyoming, passed into eternal life on Sunday morning, November 17, 2019, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following a brief illness.

His loving and devoted wife is Patricia A. “Pattie” (Froncek) Conniff. Together, Butch and Pattie celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on August 1st.

Born on March 05, 1945, in Wyoming, Frank was one of three children born to the late Joseph and Marie (Duffy) Conniff.

Raised in Wyoming, Butch was a graduate of the former Wyoming High School.

A United States Army veteran, Butch honorably served his country for two years during the Vietnam Era, being stationed in Germany for the majority of his service. Upon his honorable discharge on January 15, 1969, he attained the rank of Specialist.

Prior to his retirement, Butch was employed for over 25 years as an electronics technician for Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Butch was a member of Saint Monica’s Parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, West Wyoming.

A proud veteran, Butch was a life-member of the American Legion, Andrew Lawrence Post 644, Swoyersville; a life-member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 396, Wyoming; and a member of the Polish American Veterans, Plains Township. Additionally, he was a member of the Wyoming Hose Company #2.

Butch had many enjoyments in life, especially golfing, playing darts, and socializing with his family and friends. In his younger years, he was an avid softball player, playing for countless softball teams throughout the Wyoming Valley. He was known to love beach vacations or as he put it, “heading to a beach and the sun”! He was also known by his family to be somewhat of a perfectionist, always having everything in order.

In addition to his loving wife, Pattie, Butch is survived by his brother, Joseph Conniff, Wyoming; his sister, MaryAnn Switzer, Exeter; his brother-in-law and best friend, Thomas Froncek, affectionately known as “the Bro”, and his wife, Beverly, Dallas; his numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; his dear friend since his days in the Army, Jerry Drake, Ohio; and his beloved cats, Fluffy and Muffy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will be conducted on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 9:30 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with his dear family friend, the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor, officiating. 

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Family and friends are invited to Butch’s viewing which will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the funeral home. 

For additional information or to send Butch’s family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

 

Service Date
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Butch will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 9:30 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 9:00 and 9:15 AM on Thursday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. The Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, Pastor and dear family friend, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township, where Military Honors will be accorded by the United States Army.

Following the funeral service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Mount Olivet R.C. Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Condolences

So sorry for your loss. Carl Wint
Pattie, Thinking of you,wishing you hope in the mist of sorrow, comfort in the mist of pain. Suzie Fronczkewicz
Pattie, I’m so very sorry for your loss . Cherish the good memories. My thoughts are with you and your family. Lana (Best) Mulvey
My Deepest Sympathy. Philip G. Pizano
So sorry for your loss. God bless family. Andrew Rusinchak
Sad to hear of Frank's passing. He was always a kind gentleman. Michael Khalife
Patty, we are so sorry to hear about Butch! Are prayers are with you. Good friends, Bill Weaver, Jim Bone, your friends at the PAV.
The words I am sorry for your loss are never enough. The only condolence we have is knowing there is no more suffering. My heart is heavy with your sadness and I will be praying for your healing. Jennifer Guchanyk
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