FRANK OLAH

Frank Olah Sr., 94, formerly of Fairfield, husband of the late Katherine Pramuka Olah, died March 11, 2010, at the Masonic Home, Wallingford.

Born in Stratford, he was the son of the late Louis and Julia Trisko Olah. He grew up in the Bridgeport area before moving to Fairfield in 1950, where he raised his family. He relocated to Northport, Fla., in 1984 and returned to Connecticut in 2004 to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

Olah was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served proudly during World War II. A retired foreman for Bridgeport Metal Goods, he loved gardening and later was a frequent volunteer at Venice Hospital.

A faithful member of the First United Church of Christ, he served on the church's consistory. Olah was also a member of the Masonic Temple, Fidelity - St. John's Lodge No. 3, and The Fighting 69th Division.

The last of 13 brothers and sisters, he was known as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by two children, Dr. Frank Olah Jr. and his wife, Karen of Singapore and Glastonbury, and Kathy Lynn Falcone and her husband, Ernie of Killingworth; seven grandchildren, Carrie Lupoli of Singapore, Kathryn Pizzi of Columbia, Robert Olah of West Hartford, USCC Cadet Timothy Olah of New London, Melissa Kish of Middletown, Todd Falcone, MD, of Boston, USAF Capt. Jeffrey Falcone; four great grandchildren, Colby Falcone-Kish, Grace and Elena Lupoli and Julia Pizzi; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services officiated by the Rev. Susan Wagner took place Monday at First United Church of Christ, 717 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport; interment with full military honors followed at Oaklawn Cemetery. The family greeted friends Sunday in the Lesko and Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield.

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