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OBIT: Tusa, Frank C.

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  • texasjoe43
    Frank C. , 84, passed away at his Elm Mott residence on March 17, 2007. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with Rosary recited at 6:15 p.m.
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 22, 2007
      Frank C. , 84, passed away at his Elm Mott residence on March 17,
      2007. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. with
      Rosary recited at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Mass of Christian
      Burial will be 10:30 am Thurs. at St. Mary's Catholic Church Of The
      Assumption, 1401 Washington St. with Father Irudayaraj Nelapatti-
      Thomas as officiant. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Frank
      was born May 21, 1922, in Highbank, Texas, to Vincenzo Charles and
      Louise (Loria) Tusa. He attended schools in both Highbank and
      Reagan. He was drafted into the U. S. Army during WWII and was
      awarded the Bronze Star while serving in the Philippines. He also
      served with Occupational Forces in Japan where he supervised
      Japanese prisoners in Yokohama Bay. On Nov. 4, 1951, Frank married
      Minnie Clarice Brown in McLennan County. He was always an achiever,
      extremely independent and a family man. He was a member of St.
      Mary's Catholic Church Of The Assumption. He owned and operated
      Tusa's Grocery and Market in Waco for more than 30 years and enjoyed
      raising and selling cattle and gardening. He was preceded in death
      by his loving wife of 46 years, Clarice who passed away on Sept. 17,
      1998; and his eight siblings. Survivors include his son, Michael
      Tusa and wife, Rebecca of Waco; grandchildren, Bradley Tusa, Sarah
      Witt, Angel Tusa, Fred Tusa, Frank Tusa II, and April Tusa all of
      Waco; devoted nieces, Dorothy Driskel and Charlene Myer, both of
      Houston; his beloved dog, Peanut; and numerous other family members
      and friends. Pallbearers will be Bradley Tusa, Angel Tusa, Horace
      Crow, Dr. Mark Tusa, Johnny Tusa and Tommy Kalina. Honorary
      Pallbearers will be Pat Tusa, Fred Tusa, Frank Tusa II, Charles
      Tusa, Butch Pavelka, Kenneth Kunkel, Michael Kelinske and John
      MacDonald. Frank dearly loved his family and will be greatly missed
      by his family and friends. May 21, 1922 - March 17, 2007 Sign the
      Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com



      Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald from 3/20/2007 - 3/21/2007.
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