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Friday, December 27, 2013

William Stephen Frison, 64, of Port Allegany, PA

William Stephen Frison
William Stephen Frison, 64, of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (December 26, 2013) in the Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Erie, PA.

He was born Dec. 8, 1949 in Bradford, a son of John Robert and Dorothy Irene Miller Frison. On Dec. 5, 1970, in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Port Allegany, he married Mary Beth Wallace, who survives.

Mr. Frison was a 1967 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended Lincoln Welding School in Cleveland, OH.

Steve worked for the U.S. Postal Service since 1970. He was a mail carrier until 1994, when he became Postmaster of the Turtlepoint Post Office, retiring in 2012.

He was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Port Allegany, and was a life member of the Star Hose Co., Port Allegany. Steve was an avid bicyclist and was very involved over the years with Go-Kart racing as a member of Fri-Wal Racing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by
one daughter: Lori S. (Ryan) Furtado of Falls Church, VA
two sons: Andrew S. (Tammy) Frison of Jensen Beach, FL, Scott W. (Sabina) Frison of Milford , CT
two grandchildren
one sister: Linda S. (Kim) Jackson of Port Allegany, PA
two brothers: James R. (Debbie) Frison of Arlington, VA, and Bradley J. (Connie) Frison of Vienna, VA
and several nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Ann Marie Frison, one sister, Mary Ellen Frison, and one brother, Bruce Frison.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 A.M., in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany. The Rosary will be said at 7:45 PM in the funeral home on Monday.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Gabriel's Memorial Fund, the S.W. Smith Library, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


Dana Todd said...

His laughter and cheerful nature always brought joy to everyone's lives. Steve was a friend to everyone. He will be missed.

Carolyn Hawver said...

I am so thankful that I got to know Steve better planning our class reunions. He was a great friend, and a very compassionate, thoughtful person. Never a cross word about anyone. I am thankful you are no longer suffering. Rest in peace Steve.

Anonymous said...

The koehler family sends their regrets. Mr frison was adam's pole vaultt coach. Prayers God's care for mrs. Frison and family.