Frank James Raducz Sr. of Leander, Texas died peacefully in the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on Monday January 13th, 2020 at 3:13pm in Cedar Park, Texas at the age of 63 after an 8-month battle against Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer.
Frank is survived by his wife Debra "Debbi" Bredehoft Raducz of Columbus, NE ., his sons Frank Jr. of Los Angeles, CA and Jacob of Valencia, PA his daughter Rachel of Butler, PA his son-in-law Seth Dillon of Butler, PA; his sisters Carol (Jerry) Abdelnour, Janet (Rudy) Martinez, Seba Michaels, Susan Hamilton, and brother John (Linda) Raducz; mother of his children Amy, and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Seba Raducz, his sister Phyllis Weiss, his nephew David Michaels, and his grand-nieces Kelly Kountz and Ava Mae Otterman.
Frank was born on August 12th, 1956 in Butler, PA to Joseph Raducz and Seba June (Walancus) Raducz. In his youth Frank learned the craft of stone masonry from his father. He worked for the city of Pittsburgh, laying cobblestone streets in Market Square and the Strip District, before laying the foundations of his own business. In 1991 he founded the Raducz Stone Corp. where he was president of the company for 29 years. He was and is still highly respected in the industry and credits his success to his great team of Ed Scheller, Ed Kennedy, Greg Simpson Sr. and Greg Simpson Jr.
In addition to masonry, Frank was also a skilled martial artist, getting his black belt certification in both Judo and Taekwondo. He also enjoyed music and was a talented drummer performing in several bands in his earlier years.
In 2010 Frank moved to Leander, Texas with Debbi. They were married on July 19th of 2012 at Eddie V's in the Arboretum in Austin, Texas. They celebrated with a small ceremony, and they shared 11 wonderful years together. His 3 children Frank Jr., Jacob, and Rachel were his pride and joy and always spoke of how proud he was of them.
In his later years Frank became captivated with improving his golf game. He had many friends at the Crystal Falls golf course in Leander, TX, among them Bill, Bob, Lee, Pete and many others that joined him 5 days a week on the course. Frank and Debbi were also members at Cimarron Hills Golf Club. Along with his love of the game of golf, Frank loved to travel. He and Debbi enjoyed multiple trips to Italy, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. They truly enjoyed their time and wine together. They were regulars at Eddie V's and Trulucks in the Arboretum in Austin and considered the staff family.
Frank was known for his impersonations, DeNiro and the Godfather to name a few, and sharp wit. During family gatherings Frank loved to tell jokes and stories, he never failed to get everyone laughing. Everywhere Frank would go a familiar face was bound to say hello.
Friends and family of Frank Raducz Sr. will be received at 2-4pm on Saturday, January 25th at Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 410 W .Main St., Saxonburg. A memorial service will be held at 4-5pm at the funeral home with Pastor Alex Raducz officiating. Texas plans: A Celebration of Life will take place on February 16th, from 1– 4pm at the Bent Oak Winery, 2000 Windy Terrace Building 2-B, Cedar Park, TX.
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