Bock Funeral Home

1500 Mt. Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, PA 15116


Frank A. Shaginaw

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Frank A. Shaginaw, of Shaler, PA, passed away peacefully after a long illness on May 10, 2020.  He was 88.  He is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Rose Ann (Crease), his three sons, Frank Jr. (Leslie Snyder) of West Deer Township, PA, Tom (Kelly) of Burnt Hills, NY, and Mark (Bridget) of Harwick, PA, grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Morgan, Erin, Matthew, Maxwell, Alexander, Amanda and Emily, and “furry daughters”, Cinnamon and Ginger. Born in Etna to the late Frank and Barbara (Hrbolic) Shaginaw, Frank grew up in a large family.  His early years were shaped by life in a US mill town in the Great Depression and WWII. After graduating Etna High School, he joined Bell Telephone (later AT&T), where he worked until his retirement in 1985, progressing through roles of increasing responsibility from being a lineman to managing a teletype organization as the digital age dawned. Throughout his career, he pursued continuing education, advancing his understanding of electronics, operations and leadership. Frank was a proud veteran. His time aboard ship, in the US Coast Guard, suited him and grew his penchant for purpose, order, and intention. A life-long Pittsburgh resident, Frank had a sharp, inquisitive mind, and a wry sense of humor.  He was a voracious reader of news. Frank enjoyed the logic challenges of card games and crossword puzzles, and music ranging from tamburitza to Dave Brubeck.  A longtime member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Frank embraced his Croatian heritage. In retirement, Frank was happiest when he was on his front porch, chatting with family and neighbors, and simply enjoying the beauty of a warm day. In Frank’s final years, he was comforted by his extended family, especially his niece, Daneen Cristiano, who provided immeasurable support and guidance. The family thanks the staff of Amber Woods at Harmar Village and Heartland Hospice for their care for Frank at the end of his life.  Their commitment during this global pandemic is heroic. There will be no services. The family encourages all who knew him to take a moment to cherish the people in their lives. Contributions, in Frank’s name may be made to The Humane Society (at Arrangements made by the Bock Funeral Home, LTD., Glenshaw.



Your Heartland Hospice Team 14-May-2020 04:57 PM

Thank you for allowing us the honor of caring for Frank. The loss can feel immeasurable, but so can the love that’s left behind. Please know our care remains here for you and your family through your grief. We Wish you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. With heartfelt sympathy, Your Heartland Hospice Team.

Judith (Shaginaw) Miller 14-May-2020 07:04 PM

I was so sorry to hear the passing of my Uncle Frank
I spent the first 10 years of my life in the midst of this large and loving family before my parents moved out of state. My Uncle Frank was always special to me. I will always remember him fondly.
My heart breaks for the pain that you all are going through. My love and prayers are with you at this time. Judy

Davekraus 15-May-2020 05:31 PM

I just found out today and you were my second family growing up. My heartfelt condolences to everyone as Mr. Shaginaw was an incredible person to be around as you all were. I'll always remember those days when we were growing up and the fun we all had. My heart is heavy but will always cherish the times with Mr Shaginaw and we are all better people because of him...

Jim Maloney 21-May-2020 09:13 PM

My deepest condolences to Frank's family.
I worked for Frank in Wilkinsburg(Teletype/Data group), a real pleasure to work for.

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