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Frank Eugene "Gene" Bokanovich

June 30, 1930 - January 11, 2018

Frank E. “Gene” Bokanovich, 87, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, in Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, OH.

He was born June 30, 1930, a son of the late William F. Bokanovich and Mary (Omar) Powell. Frank attended East Richland Friends Church and was a member of the Eagles. He was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed going to the dog tracks. Frank was a great sports fan, but above all he loved the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one son, Gary Bokanovich (2016); his step-father, Howard Powell; two brothers, Robert Dean Bokanovich and Leon Powell and one sister, Margie Fitzpatrick

Frank is survived by his loving wife, of 69 years, Lona Belle (Lepko) Bokanovich; two daughters, Dawn Bokanovich of St. Clairsville, OH, and Joni Bokanovich of Fairmont, WV; one son, Scot (Mary Ellen) Bokanovich of Manassas, VA; one daughter-in-law, Sonya Bokanovich of Bridgeport, OH; two brothers, James (Dottie) Bokanovich of Cayce, SC, and Phillip Bokanovich of PA; two sisters, Joanne Elson of Fairmont, and Marlene (Bob) Ney of Wheeling, WV; four grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to East Richland Friends Church by clicking here or to the Shadyside Care Center by clicking here.

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