Frank S. Kusnir

May 9, 1917March 31, 2013

Frank S. Kusnir Jr., 95, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at his home. He was born May 9, 1917 in New Jersey and was raised in New Brighton, PA; he was the son of the late Frank S. and Mary (Landika) Kusnir Sr. He retired from the U.S. Army, and was a veteran of WW2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Frank was captured at the Battle of the Bulge at Christmas during WW II and was liberated the following Easter; for his valor, he received The French Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest military award. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, the American Legion Post 1001, and was commander of the Capital City Ex POW’s, and past commander of the State Ex POW’s. Surviving is his wife, Josephine Fabian Kusnir; his stepson, John Fabian, wife, Christine, of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Larissa Curcio, John A. Fabian, Alexandra Fabian and Justine Fabian; great-grandchildren, Isabella Curcio and Paul Curcio III; his 2 brothers, Milos Kusnir, of Ambridge and John Kusnir, of New Brighton; and his sister, Viola Levine, of Orange Co., FL. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17111.


  • Viewing Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 5, 2013

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cindy sansone

April 8, 2013

Frank married my Aunt Joey eleven years ago.
The family was delighted. Frank was a people pleaser.
He was always making jokes and making sure everyone was happy. Frank genuinely cared about people. He was a good man! Many thought of sympathy go out to his family today.

Brenda Zak

April 6, 2013

To Frank's Family,
Frank used to stand at my register at Old Country Buffet and we'd chat while waiting for the rest of "his gang" to come in. He was a wonderful gentleman and I will remember him fondly. My thoughts and prays go out to his family.
Brenda Zak

Jessica Kerr

April 5, 2013

Uncle Frank
For some reason I thought you would be here forever; you seemed to never age. I know that the patience in our family grows thin quickly and those in heaven have waited a long time to see you again. The joyous welcome you must have received :). I have been going through all the fond memories you gave our family. Every time I picture your face it is always with a chuckle and a smile. Until we meet you!

Frank Aungst

April 4, 2013

Grandpa, in loving memory of a wonderful person who celebrated a life well lived. You were a bigger influence on my life then you knew. I will cherish the memories forever. Although now in heaven you are reunited with your brothers in arms, you will always live in our hearts and prayers.

Neal Delisanti

April 4, 2013

We have lost a great man and veteran advocate. Joey, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay Dowhower

April 4, 2013

Blessing to you Joey & family,

Here's one of my favorfite reminders at times like this:

Trust the Past to the Mercy of God
The Present to His Love
The Future to His Providence

God is with you!

Kay (Tuesday Rutherford/Giant Bridge Group)

Bob & Viki Kerr

April 4, 2013

Our Uncle Frank, was and will always be in our hearts, we loved him dearly for his caring ways toward everyone he touched. The world lost a great man on Easter Sunday, he struggled long enough.
He will be remembered for his charm, wit and compassion to his fellow man.
He will also be rembered for his love of the game of Poker, ofcourse played on an old Army blanket (no other way) We will miss you BUT we will stay in touch with Aunt Joey and try to help her accept your passing.
Your now in Heaven with most of your sisters and other loved ones, may God give you His everlating love as you have given to us. We will meet again, we promise. Love you

Roberta Agnor

April 3, 2013

You will be greatly missed Uncle Frank, I have so many wonderful memories of you. You had the most amazing life & did so many wonderful things, you are the definition of a true hero! You will forever be in our hearts.

Allie Kerr

April 3, 2013

Thank you Uncle Frank for stuffed animals, trips to Dutch Wonderland, Planter's Snacks and all your kindness you have shown to me and to so many others. You are an inspiration to us all. You lived life as it happened and embraced challenges in life that we will never know. And you have loved to the fullest, to the last breath.

Audrey Kerr

April 3, 2013

Our family lost a wonderful person with the passing of our Uncle Frank. He will always be remembered in my mind for his smile, upbeat, straight shooting humor, love of family, devotion to family and our Country. We are blessed to have the beauty of the blood line that continues to flow into our generation that despite adversity in all facets of life, we remain grateful. My thoughts and prayers to all those hurting today. My thanks for the wonderful memories to cherish forever. Into God's kingdom you will enter and reunite with all those gone before you. Love you.