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Frank Silas Lillard Sr. 92 of Francis Mine passed away on January 25, 2019 surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
He was born January 12, 1927 in Burgettstown, Pa. A son of the late Annie Harshey Mooney and James Lillard, and the late John Mooney, who raise Frank and took him in as his own son.
Frank was the loving husband of the late Virginia Brown Lillard, who died in 1998.
He had two businesses in Burgettstown specializing in transmission repair, worked at Mushuta construction as a heavy equipment mechanic, Bologna Ford, and Jim Dellaria Ford, Lincoln, Mercury. Frank retired from Cooper Industries in Canonsburg as head boiler operator.
Frank and Virginia loved to travel and he continued to travel after her death. He enjoyed golfing, playing pool, visiting the casino and participated in the senior games.
Frank was also a World War II Veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Burgettstown Senior Center where he spent a lot of time with his friends playing pool, and was a member of Hillside Chapel, Christ in Christian Union Church.
Frank enjoyed taking videos of family and friends.
Frank is survived by his children, Gloria Whiting of Burgettstown, Frank Lillard Jr. of Francis Mine, Patricia Tomblin of Burgettstown, Robert (Sande) Lillard of Francis Mine and Lorraine Howard of Burgettstown: eight grandchildren, Norman Whiting, James (Alicia) Cassels Jr, Anthony Whiting, Laverne (Chad) Conley, Paul Howard Jr, Lauren Lillard, Tia Welch and Derick Lillard: Eleven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by four sisters, Laura Moore, Katherine Johnson, Elsie Kinney and Virginia Orison: four brothers Ernest Wheeler, Johnny, Jimmy, and Howard Huggins and one grandson Robert Lillard Jr.
Viewing will be held at Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services In. 23 Erie Mine Road Burgettstown Pa. 724-947-2049, www.youngfhinc.com Tuesday January 29, 2019, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 30, 2019. At 11 am. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Burgettstown Pa.