Frances Josephine Molchan


Frances Josephine Molchan, 92, of Sharon, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.
Frances was born Dec. 29, 1926, to Frank and Juliana (Palmerich) Siegel in Edinburg, Pa. After graduating from high school, she earned her bachelors degree from Case Western Reserve University. She then graduated from St. Francis Nursing School in New Castle. During World War II she served as a cadet nurse for the U.S. Armed Forces. Frances worked as an instructor in nursing for Mercer County Career Center. Previously she had worked as a nurse at Sharon General Hospital, Pennsylvania Public Health Department, and David Thomas Watson Home for Crippled Children.
On July 20, 1963, she married her husband, George D. Molchan, who passed away Dec. 3, 2005. She was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Hermitage and the Carpathian-Russian Club, where she was active in the ladies auxiliary.
Frances was destined to be a nurse. Her whole life she was truly caring and enjoyed taking care of people, especially her family whom she loved very much. She also loved her dog Stanley, sewing, baking, and cooking in her home where no one who walked through her door, would go hungry.
Frances is survived by her loving children, son, Michael Molchan, Sharon; daughter, Letitia (Patrick) Kanarof, Newark, Del.; brother, Frank Siegel, Edinburg, Pa.; sister, Clara Siegel, Seminole, Fla.; brother-in-law, John Rozum; sister-in-law, Jennie Siegel; many nieces, nephews, and loving extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Siegel, mother, Juliana Siegel, husband, George D. Molchan, sisters, Anna Koshar and Zetha Rozum, brother, John Siegel, sister, Loretta Kozlowski, and brother, Frank Sniezek.

Mrs. George D. (Frances Josephine), 92, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (5-28-19) in SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Service: Panachida prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (5-29-19) in the funeral home. Funeral Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin Marks officiating.
Burial: St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
Published on May 25, 2019
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Candi Leunis
May 27, 2019
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. I have great memories of her from car rides to and from school to the sleep overs at her house with Tish. Hugs and prayers ❤️