Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV
Mr. Fabian Boltralik
October 14, 1959 – July 9, 2019
Fabian Boltralik Jr., age 59, of Beckley, WV went home to be with the Lord on July 9, 2019. Fabian was born in New Kensington, PA on October 14, 1959 to Fabian Boltralik and Frances Niemiec Boltralik who preceded him in death. Fabian graduated as valedictorian of his class at Springdale High School. He went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Mining Engineering from Penn State University. Fabian worked as a Mining Engineer/Certified Professional Engineer for Consol, Anker Energy, Arch Coal and many other coal companies and the WV Department of Highways throughout his career. He was very proud of his engineering work instrumental in building both the Hazelton Federal Correctional Institution in Bruceton Mills, WV and Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution in Glenville, WV. He was a loving father to his three daughters, Sara Boltralik (Sebastian), Emily Boltralik Hart (Bryan), and Lindsay Boltralik. He was the grandfather to Kayden Hart, Kamden Hart, and Eva Sepulveda Boltralik. He was the younger brother of Anna Urquiza (Hector). He was preceded in death by his half-brother Richard Bednarski and half-sister Lidia Kobylak. He enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV 25801 on Sunday, July 21st, from 4 to 6 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis De Sales, 614 South Oakwood Avenue on Monday, July 22nd, at 11 AM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church
626 S. Oakwood Avenue
- Visitation Sunday, July 21, 2019
Mr. Fabian Boltralik
July 19, 2019
Sara, Emily and Lindsay, I feel fortunate to have known Fabian having met him my first day in a new job way back in 1992. We worked underground together as foreman. Fabian helped show me the ‘ropes’ and graciously offered me his experience and guidance. He was a credit to the engineering profession and I’ve been honored to call him a friend and colleague. He’s been taken much too soon and I’ll remember him with much fondness the remainder of my days. Our thoughts are with you all.