John E. "Buzzy" Franks III, age 76, of Uniontown, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

Buzzy was born on Friday, June 25, 1943, in Brownsville. He was a son of the late John E. Franks II and Audrey Bowman Franks.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Emily Coddington.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1248, Maple Creek Mine, the Brownsville Sons of Italy - Frank Ricco Lodge 731 and American Legion Post 940, Grindstone.

Buzzy is survived by his loving wife, Antoinette Ottoviani Franks; children Stephanie Fowler and her husband Tim of Cumberland, Md.; Julie Coddington and her husband Terry of Uniontown; John Franks and his wife Tori of Tower Hill; grandchildren Allison Fowler, Cameron Fowler, Sarah Coddington, Ryan Coddington, Jay Franks and Joshua Franks; and his pets Ginger and Chubbs. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the BAKER-TERRAVECCHI Funeral Home, Inc., 71 Pennsylvania Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m., when a blessing service will be held. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made in Buzzy's name to Cure SMA, 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, or Fayette Friends of Animals, 223 Searights Herbert Rd, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401.

If you wish to leave condolences for the family, please visit our website: www.baker-terravecchia

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