Michael J. Franko, Jr.

March 10, 1914 - December 1, 2004

03/10/1914 - 12/01/2004

Past Services

Friday December 03, 2004
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Saturday December 04, 2004
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Saturday December 04, 2004
10:00 am
St. John's Catholic Church
622 Main St.
Benwood, WV 26031

FRANKO, Michael, J., Jr., 90 of Benwood, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born March 10, 1914 in Buckeyeville, Ohio. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood, WV; Michael was a retired millwright with Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood Plant and a member of the Garibaldi Club also in Benwood. He was preceded in death his parents Michael J. and Catherine Srec Franko, Sr. and a sister, Ann Showalter. Surviving is his wife of Helen A. Bilo Franko, one daughter, Charlotte Canestraro and her husband Ronald all of Benwood, a son, Michael W. Franko and his wife, June of Cumberland, Ohio, 4 grandsons, Stephen Franko and his wife, Susan of Mt. Vernon, OH, Kris Franko and his wife Amanda of Wheeling, Joseph Canestraro of Benwood, WV, Victor Canestraro and his wife Tracey of Benwood, WV; 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received Friday, December 3, 2004 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, with a vigil services on Friday at 2:00 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 4, 2004 at St. John Catholic Church in Benwood, WV with the Rev. Joseph Hayden, S.J officiating. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

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