Mr. Frank Creeley, age 74, of Rochester Street, Salamanca, New York died Monday evening, August 15, 2011 at E.C.M.C., Buffalo, New York.
Born on June 7, 1937 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Harold and Pauline Chapman Creeley. He was married on November 27, 1965 in Bradford, PA to the former Jeanne Gilmoure who predeceased him on November 7, 2009.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Creeley was employed at Stroehmann's Bakery for over thirty years prior to his retirement. In his retirement years, he worked part-time in maintenance at Ellicottville Central School.
He was a member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535, a social member at the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296, a former member of the BPO Elks Lodge #1025, and the former Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1002.
Surviving are: 2 daughters, Paula Creeley, Salamanca, NY, Jodi (Doug) Poling, Great Valley, NY; 3 granddaughters, Sara (Travis) Aderman, Salamanca, NY, Keira (Blaine Reardon) Poling, Killbuck, NY, Katie (Darrin Frank) Poling, Salamanca, NY; 5 great grandchildren, Isabella Provose, Salamanca, NY, Abbie Aderman, Salamanca, NY, Christopher Miller, Killbuck, NY, Jack Aderman, Salamanca, NY, and Bradley Frank, Salamanca, NY; 3 brothers, Fred (Linda) Creeley, San Manuel, AZ, Robert Creeley, Mesa, AZ, and Lloyd (Cindy) Creeley, Syracuse, NY; and 1 sister, Bev (Ron) Milks, Cherry Creek, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Bill Creeley, Tom Creeley, and Jim Creeley; and 1 sister, Helen Balermo.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Friday from 10-11 a.m., when funeral and committal services will be held with Father Michael Lonto, pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.
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