The Obit For Frank Grabek

Frank Grabek Sr.

Published in the Hartford Courant on 6/20/2009

Frank Grabek, Sr., 92, of Middletown, formerly of Rockfall, husband of the late Anna (Lee) Grabek, died Thursday (June 18, 2009) at Water's Edge Healthcare Center.

He was born in Granby, the son of the late Michael and Rosalie (Lemanski) Grabek. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Infantry. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with New Departure as a tool grinder for over 38 years.

Frank played baseball with the minor league affiliates of the Chicago Cubs and White Sox from 1938-1939, he also played with the Portland League.

He was a member of the Polish Knights, the Falcons, and the Kosciuszko Society.

He is survived by his son, Frank Grabek, Jr. of Middletown; a brother, Chester Grabek of California; two grandchildren, Tanya Strassberger, and Daryl Grabek; three great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Dennis Grabek; five brothers, Walter, Joe, Eddie, Billy, and Julius Grabek; and four sisters, Pauline Kuslan, Helen Strasko, Stephanie Wondolowski, and Cecelia Kachinsky.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:15 a.m. from Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown followed by an 11 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Colman's Church, Middlefield.

Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield.

Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home Sunday from 5-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.