rank Viola, Jr., 85, of Warren, PA. died Friday morning, September 4, 2020 at Rouse Home after an extended illness. He was born October 23, 1934 in Warren, PA. to the late Frank and Viola Rodgers Viola, Sr. He was a 1952 graduate of Warren High School and had served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class during the Korean War. He had served as Chief of the City of Warren Fire Dept. from 1976 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, a life member of the National Rifle Association, member of the Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club, Warren Elks Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he especially enjoyed bird hunting, hunting out west and fishing in Canada. He is survived by 1 Son – Randall J. Viola and wife, Peg of Warren, PA., 1 Granddaughter – Lori Viola Hurley and husband, Evan of North Tonawanda, NY.,
several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arvilla Fulmer Viola whom he married October 20, 1956 in Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Anita Eckelmeyer Oaks, 1 Brother – Ronald Viola
Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor, officiating. Franks funeral Mass will also be livestreamed via Facebook Peg Viola Page. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Kalbfus Rod & Gun Club, 2178 Chapman Dam Road, P.O. B ox 173, Clarendon, PA. 16313. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com <www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com/> The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.