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Francis W. Gavlak

March 27, 1924 – March 11, 2014

March 12, 2014
The Altoona Mirror

Francis W. Gavlak, 89, Portage, died Tuesday. He was born in Portage, son of Joseph and Dorothy (Spinner) Gavlak. He is survived by a brother, Stephen E. of Portage, and was preceded in death by three brothers: Joseph Jr., John and Emil; and five sisters: Mary Blaschak, Ethel Selezan, Margaret McMurray, Vilma Lukosavich and infant Matilda. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, Portage. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Joseph Church.

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