Frank Joseph (Big Poe) Pulkownik, 79, of Wind Ridge, passed away on January 27, 2018. Frank was born October 3, 1938 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Frank and Sophia (Tereletsky) Pulkownik, of Duquesne. Frank served as a Heavy Truck Driver in the US Army from 1958-1961. After his military service, Frank protected his community for 23 years as a Police officer for the city of Duquesne. After leaving the Police Force, Frank worked as a laborer with Mastech until his retirement. Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching his grandsons participate in sporting events. Frank is survived by his former wife, Joanne Patrick of Munhall; two sons, John Pulkownik of Castle Shannon, and Joe Pulkownik of Munhall; two grandsons, Dylan and Logan Pulkownik of West Mifflin; and a brother, Bill (Jeanne) Pulkownik of Wind Ridge, along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Pulkownik, and a sister, Nancy Coleman.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public service. There will be a private burial at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Richford and Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne.
Originally published January 29, 2018.