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Frank L. Kalo

Frank L. Kalo, 89, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 in New Life Hospice Center of Saint Joseph, Lorain, from chronic illnesses. He was born August 31, 1922 in Lorain and was a lifelong resident.

He graduated from Clearview High School in 1940. Frank owned and operated Kalo Flower Shop in Lorain for over 60 years. He attended Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Elyria Township. He was a member of Saint Ladislaus Catholic Church, Lorain until it was closed in 2009. He was also a member of the Hungarian Council, American Hungarian Citizens Club, Barati Kor (Hungarian Friends Society), Hungarian Reformed Church Men’s Brotherhood, all of Lorain and AMVETS Post 22 of Vermilion. Frank was very generous to his customers and was a generous supporter of Hungarian churches and organizations.

He will be dearly missed by his sisters Irene Retay of Amherst, Helen Murray of Lorain, and Theresa (Lewis) Makay of Vermilion; sister-in-laws, Mary Gallis of North Ridgeville, Vivian Kalo of Elyria, and Ruth Kalo of Lorain; He was a Godfather and an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Theresa (nee Szerecsen) Kalo-Vass; step father, Frank Vass; brothers, Charles Kalo, Joseph Kalo and Ernest Kalo in June of last year; nephew, Lewis Kalo; niece, Gerry Nielsen; and grandnephew, Jason Kalo.

His family will receive friends Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2 to 6 P.M. in the Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st St., South Lorain, (440) 277-8164, where Sunday evening at 5:30 Rev. Peter Toth of Hungarian Reformed Church, Lorain, will lead a Hungarian prayer service. Closing prayers will be Monday, March 12, 2012 at 9 A.M. then Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. in Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 41295 North Ridge Rd., Elyria Township. Rev. Father James R. Ols, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hungarian Reformed Church, 1691 E 31st St., Lorain, OH 44055.

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