David John Frantz Jr.

David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller. He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr. He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1. He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Patricia R. (Bugai) Frantz of Hiller; a daughter, Caitlyn Frantz of DuBois; an adopted daughter, Mary Rose Knupsky of Hiller; his mother, Emily Adair of DuBois; a sister, Gail Anne (Frantz) Dezanet and her husband Tom and beloved niece Ashley of Ridgway; a brother, John Frantz and his wife Julie, nieces Amanda and Laura and nephew Adam Ott of St. Marys; his twin sister, Terry (Frantz) Gasbarre and her husband Bill, nephew Jeff and niece Kristin of DuBois; a brother, Jody, Jean and family; best friends Tim and Terry Kilpatrick and their children Johnny and Sara, whom he treated like his own children; his mother-in-law, Margaret (Mum) Bugai of Hiller; a sister-in-law, Deborah and her husband Jack Griest of Allison #2; a brother-in-law, Edward Bugai of Brownsville; a sister-in-law, Frances Bugai of Hiller; and many more nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and all of his loving family, friends, and comrades who may not have been mentioned. He also had two dogs named Bella Donna Victoria and Gus Gus Frantz, whom he loved and adored with all his heart. A memorial service for David John Frantz Jr. will be held today at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 940 in West Brownsville. Arrangements are in the care of Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville. To sign the guest book, log onto www.novakfuneralhome.net.