Frank J. Pecjak
Frank J. Pecjak, 87, of Grand Junction passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, at his home. A native of the Roaring Fork Valley, Frank was born to Mary and Matt Pecjak on Sept. 9, 1919, and was raised in Aspen. He married Mardelle Lawrence on Aug. 4, 1945. They lived in Aspen and, later, Basalt for 34 years. Frank was a World War II U.S. Army Air Forces veteran. He was employed as a carpenter and general building contractor in Aspen. After his retirement they spent their summers in Grand Junction and their winters in Florence, Ariz.He is survived by his wife, Mardelle of Grand Junction; a sister, Anne Slavens of Grand Junction; son, Wayne (Sandy) Pecjak of Arizona; daughter, Cindy (Wayne) Wise of Grand Junction; five grandchildrcccen, Dana (Lou) Hertler of New Jersey, Destiny (Lance) Schoon of Basalt, Frank E. (Eleni) Pecjak of Virginia, Mindy (Jeremy) Castle of Silt and Becky (Rudy) Casillas of California; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P. O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
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