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Franklin J. D’Orazio

Passed away at age 80 on December 20, 2016 peacefully, with his family by his side, after a short battle with cancer at the Keystone House in Wyndmoor, PA.

Devoted husband of the late Celestine G. (nee Gradel), loving father to Catherine Jerde, sister Patricia DiChristopher, sisters-in- law Regina Murri (Nicholas), Rosina Gradel, Grandchildren Dana Sloan (Matthew), Jennifer Morrison (Joseph), Melanie Fabiani (Dominic) and the late Ronald “Buddy” Malach. Great-grandchildren Shaila, DJ, Angel, Asia, Matthew, Justus and Jacob. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Frank served his county in the United States Army, he loved and was devoted to caring for and helping all of his family and friends, a true gentleman, he led by example, a pillar of strength for all that knew him. Frank was passionate about getting his hands dirty in any home improvement project, loved his job as a cement mason, took great pride in “getting the job done right”. He was a true “Outdoors Man” hunting and fishing were his favorites, loved family get togethers’ where the old as well as the young could just get silly, laugh and love one another, but wouldn’t shy away from offering words of wisdom when he saw anyone of us heading down a difficult road. Frank was loved by many and will be missed by all.

A viewing will be held on Friday December 23, 2016 at 6:30pm, followed by a service at 7:30pm at 7350 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136.

The family wishes to thank Keystone Hospice for your compassionate care, and unwavering support during this time. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Keystone Hospice at 8765 Stenton Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038.

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