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Frank J Gomolka, Jr

March 11, 1943 — September 29, 2022

Maple Shade

Frank J. Gomolka, Jr. was a good, nice and humble soul who loved the Lord and family equally. He was kind and giving. Frank saw the world through his big beautiful blue eyes and a goofy sense of humor holding strongly onto his faith.

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, after 79 years, heaven opened; Frank’s soul was unburdened and he was set free of earthly bonds. His spirit shall soar as a dove singing praises eternally.

Frank was born in Orange, NJ; had been an Oaklyn resident and spent over 40 years as a Maple Shade neighbor. He took pride in being an Army veteran; never wavering and always rooting for Army against Navy even with all the losses. After a stint with PSE+G, he made his career working as a forklift operator at American Honda in Mt. Laurel, retiring after 35 years. Frank was a dedicated and active congregant in the Oaklyn Baptist Church for over 50 years. He had served in almost every capacity including Trustee, Deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth group leader. He was a train enthusiast, enjoyed traveling and spending some time out on the golf course. At home, he enjoyed puttering around the house, taking care of the flowers, reading  and watching football.  We'll look back and smile because it was the life Frank wanted and he decided to live it well.

Frank leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Diane (nee Stokes) Gomolka and his sons; David & his wife Tracie;  Frank III & his wife Sherri. He is the proud grandfather of David and his wife Zeena, grandson Shjon; Alex & his wife Shelby and grandson Nathan.  He was blessed to be the great grandfather of Dax, Wren, and Koralee Gomolka. Frank is also survived by his ex wife Barbara and her husband Art who shared his passion for trains.  He will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Roseanne Ganiel, and his nephews Ritch and Ron Ganiel.

Relatives, friends, neighbors, and the Oaklyn baptist congregation are invited to gather with the Gomolka family. Together, we’ll speak the words that are already in our hearts on Thursday morning between 10:00 am and 11:00 am at Oaklyn Baptist Church 29 E. Bettlewood Ave. Oaklyn, 08107 where a funeral ceremony will be celebrated at 11:00 am.

United States Army military honors will be rendered at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 10:30 am. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Church at the above address.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Thursday, October 6, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Ceremony

Thursday, October 6, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Tribute

Thursday, October 13, 2022

10:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Washington Crossing National Cemetery

830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940

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