Masica, Frank M., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011 at his home. Age 87 years. Son of the late Michael and Mary (Owsinski) Masica, Frank was born November 21, 1923 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 26th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division receiving the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Frank married Mary J. Clay, his loving wife of 60 years, on June 2, 1951 who survives him. Frank was employed as an auto body repairman for Burt Watson Chevrolet, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #593, American Legion Post #439 and The Society of The First Division. Frank enjoyed working with stained glass, traveling and gardening. Surviving besides his wife Mary are two sons, James and Kathy Masica, Albuquerque, New Mexico; William and Lee Masica, Saginaw; two grandchildren, Joseph and Sara Masica, Santa Fe, New Mexico; a sister-in-law, Luella Gray; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, Clara Murphy, Mary, Leo (Mickey), Casimir, Stanley and Chester (Joe) Masica. A special thank you to Hospice of Michigan for the love and support they have given. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Services conducted by American Legion Post #22. Friends may call at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Hospice of Michigan or Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, Saginaw, Michigan.