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The purpose of the Jefferson Township Historical Society (“Society”) shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Jefferson Township and surrounding areas. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage.

The Jefferson Township Historical Society (“JTHS”) is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revue Code and is located in the 46th District.

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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM

The Jefferson Township Historical Society invites you to a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm when Frank Malardie will be remembered. Frank passed away unexpectedly on December 11, 2021 at the age of 76 of Covid. The Memorial Service will be held in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall. GPS address is 11 Fire Road.

Frank Malardie was born on June 17, 1945 in Slovan, a son of the late Bogdan Adam and Katherine Loncaric Malardie. Frank had a sister, Marie Elaine Malardie Bigger, who passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2017. Frank and other members of his family are buried at the Robinson Township UP Church Cemetery.

Frank Malardie graduated from Union High School in Burgettstown. Frank moved to East Brunswick, New Jersey where he taught gym in the high school for 40 years before moving back to this area. When he came back, he became an active member of the Jefferson Township Historical Society and was its Treasurer for many years.

Pastor Gary Lilly of Restoration Church is conducting this Memorial Service as we all gather together to talk about the cherished memories we have of Frank. This is the time to fondly remember Frank with stories. The Historical Society will always remember Frank for all that he did for them. He worked tirelessly doing behind the scenes preparation work on the Monument. He put together albums of information of veterans’ names that are on the Monument. Frank did work without being asked. He had excellent computer skills. He was a generous person to so many. We miss him and fondly remember him. What is the story you have about Frank? We want to hear from you.

There will be social time and refreshments following the service.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE Join us for a Memorial Day Service at the Monument in Eldersville. Plan to be there between 8:30 and 8:45 for arrival of the Honor Guard at 9:00. Refreshments will follow in the White Church.

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It is with immense sadness that the Jefferson Township Historical Society announces the unexpected passing on December 11, 2021 of its Treasurer Frank Malardie. Honoring Frank’s wishes, there was no published obituary and no viewing. There will be a Memorial Service later at the White Church. In honoring the memory of Frank, memorial donations may be given to the Jefferson Township Historical Society, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

We will always remember Frank for all the work he did on the Jefferson Township Veterans Monument. Frank was a behind the scenes worker. Frank typed all the names of the veterans for engraving that are now on the Monument in granite. Frank loved history and he is the one that typed all the history information for engraving on pavers surrounding the Monument. Frank spent countless number of hours typing information for on the Monument. His dedication will be remembered for years to come.

We want to keep Frank’s spirit alive by remembering all the good he did for the Historical Society. On the book shelves in the White Church there are two four inch binders filled with photos of veterans whose names are on the Monument. Frank has taken each photo and improved it before placing the photo in the binder. These binders are available to be looked at in the White Church. He has left us with many memories to cherish forever.

Frank loved to work on his computer and did an outstanding job of making signs, designing a membership form, and adding borders to otherwise plain pages, etc. He was good at doing Excel spreadsheets and keeping an accurate record of the membership list. He did an excellent job as Treasurer.

Frank left footprints on all our hearts, and he will be greatly missed.


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Jefferson Township Historical Society 2019 Officers and Directors

Diane Huggins - Acting President & Vice President
Peggy Strain - Secretary
Diane Huggins - Treasurer
Dave Choman & Jean Baltich - Director
Debbie Vraninin - Historian

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