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Frances Georgiana Nadzak, 98, of Winter Garden, FL, passed away on Tuesday, May 21st. She was the widow of Leo Nadzak, who passed away in 2000; the couple was married for 71 years.
Born in Saratoga Springs, NY, she was the daughter of the late Daisy VanDenburgh and Edward Nash. Frances was a World War II veteran who served in the W.A.A.C. , Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, where she received a Honorable Discharge in 1946. Her basic training was in Georgia and she was also stationed at Camp Beale in California. This is where she met her husband, Leo.
They were married on April 17, 1948 and lived in Newark, NJ for two years before moving to Kenilworth, NJ. In 1998, they moved to Clermont, FL and then to Winter Garden, FL.
Frances worked for many years as a clerk for W.T. Grant, a department store in Union, NJ. Then she began working for the Union, NJ post office as a clerk and then a postal carrier until her retirement in 1984. She devoted the remainder of her years to her two grandchildren.
Frances loved horses, making ceramics, sewing, putting puzzles together, knitting, crafts and listening to and reading about Elvis Presley. She also enjoyed watching the Lawrence Welk TV show. Most of all, she loved and looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren. They meant the world to her.
Frances is survived by her son, Kenneth L. Nadzak, her two very loving grandchildren, Cheryl L. and Kenneth D., daughter-in-law, Carol, and granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer.
She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, who were Myrtle E. Demetras, Eva Crobok, Earl and Erving Nash (twins), Florence Patterson, and two of triplets, Frederick and Dora (Frances was the other triplet), and two other children, Edward and Ruth.
The funeral will be Friday, May 31st, with funeral liturgy at Noon in Saint John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 306 Susquehanna St., Forest City. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Forest City. Friends may call Friday from 9 to 11:30 am at the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street Forest City.