Frank J. Brado

August 19, 1924 ‒ August 02, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Frank J. Brado went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, August 2, 2017 in Chapel Grove Inn, Heath, with his daughter by his side. He was 92.

He was born August 19, 1924 in Masontown, Pennsylvania to parents Frank A. & Mary (Zembar) Brado. He went on to serve the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941 and decided to serve his country by enlisting in the US Navy in 1943 in the midst of WWII. During which time he participated in the invasions of Anzio, Italy, D-day and Normandy, and was honorably discharged in 1946. Frank was awarded with two bronze battle stars and the French Award for the Invasion of Normandy.

A short time after serving our country Frank met a beautiful young lady named Charlotte Pawlak, who caught his eye and the pair soon married on June, 19 1948. A year later they decided to start a family with the first of four wonderful children.

Frank worked at Therm-O-Disc as a plant engineer and division manager. After working many years he was inducted into the Quarter Century Club and retired in 1993. In spare time Frank kept very active with the Boy Scouts Troop #121, Camp Avery Hand, Chamber of Commerce, the Men’s Gardening Club, and Habitat for Humanity building crew.

He was a past member of St. Peters Parish, serving on the Building Committee for remodeling projects such as the church, basement, school and sisters convent.  Frank was also very active in the construction of the Franciscan Activity Center, Resurrection Parish and a member of Resurrection Parish for many years.

He is survived by his children Lt. Cdr. Jim (Chris) Brado USN (retired) of Virginia, Capt. Robert (Ann) Brado USN (retired) of Maryland, Carol (Richard) Lawson of Newark, and Dr. Mark (Sandy) Brado of Canal Fulton; grandchildren Matt (Katie) Brado, Katie Brado, Michelle (Eric)  MacFarlane, Marsha (Patrick) Lynch, and Molly Brado; great grandchildren Brayden and Colten Lynch, Evelyn and Madison MacFarlane, and Jonathan Brado; sister Helen (James) Rahall; sister-in-law Ann Brado; and  numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his loving wife Charlotte (Pawlak) Brado; siblings Steve (Ruth) Brado, and Edward Brado.

The Brado family will receive friends Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield where a Vigil Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, Lexington with Father Nelson Beaver officiating.  Burial will follow at Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.


Contributions in Frank’s memory to the Boy Scout Troop # 121 & the Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

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  • We have so many fond memories of Frank and Charlotte at the farm, weddings and other events. Seeing his picture instantly puts a smile on my face as I fondly remember times when I was young, and then again as Barb and I had children that we brought to the farm.
    Such a loving family that always opened their doors and hearts to all of the Chicago Yelenosky’s. When I think of Frank and Charlotte, I immediately recall images of them dancing at weddings, pulling the kids around on tractors at the farm, exploring blueberry fields, and having fun with family!

    I feel blessed that they were part of my life, and pray that they are together again in Heaven.
    John Yelenosky

  • I worked with Frank at Thermodisc. He was always such a nice man. I remember helping him at the rec center roast a pig for one of our annual picnics. He will be missed.

  • To the Brado Family,

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Brado. What a nice man he was! There are scores of little Tenderfoots from Troop 121 that, like me, had the honor and pleasure of knowing him. My first camp-out was at “the Brado Farm”: What a blast! He was kind and generous; always willing to assist; not judgmental, and; an all-around great fellow.

    You Brado’s are all nice people, just like your parents. I had the pleasure of knowing Mark in Troop 121: he was always kind, courteous and friendly. I remember Captain Robert from his time with us on the Kentucky Lincoln Trail hike in the summer of 1974. The reason he sticks in my mind so vividly is that all of us little guys ran-out of drinking water immediately and he gave-up all of his water to us without ‘batting an eye’. Believe me, when you are 12 years old and stupid, it is really nice to have a US Naval officer around! Nice people, you Brado’s.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts. I really liked Mr. Brado and I wanted you to know how I felt.

    Kindest personal regards.

    Jerry Byrne
    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic