Frank ‘Tips’ Klawcho, 98, of North Belle Vernon, passed away peacefully Friday, December 3, 2021 at Country Care Manor, Washington Twp. Born August 23, 1923 in Pricedale, PA he was the son of the late Adam and Mary Paruban Klawcho. A lifelong resident of North Belle Vernon, Mr. Klawcho was Lutheran by faith. Frank was a graduate of North Belle Vernon High School class of 1941. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 1182nd MP Co. in Europe. He was a retired deck hand for Hillman Barge Co. for many years. He was a dedicated vegetable gardener and sold to many restaurants in the Mon Valley Area and followed all Pittsburgh Sports especially his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates.
He is survived by a nephew Charles Jackowski of Belle Vernon, two nieces Patricia Testy of Pricedale and Kathleen Allen of Dublin, OH and numerous great nieces & great nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers Adam and John Klawcho and five sisters Sue Rutkowski, Marie Pisula, Mildred Jackowski, Irene Slavischalk, Bernice Burkett. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3-6 pm at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183 followed by funeral services at 6:00 PM with the Rev. Larry Coltra, Amedisys hospice chaplain officiating. Private interment will take place Wednesday in Belle Vernon Cemetery. In addition, his friendly personality will be missed and never forgotten by all. Members of the Belle Vernon American Legion will conduct services Tuesday at 5:45 PM in the funeral home.