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Frank Zagorskie

December 22, 1941 - January 25, 2019 Avondale, PA | Age 77 Loving Husband Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend.



Frank Zagorskie, age 77, of Avondale passed away Friday, January. 25, 2019. He was the husband of Maureen Formanowski Zagorskie, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.

Born in Hazleton, PA he was the son of the late Louise Marsit Zagorskie and the late Charles Zagorskie.

A 1961 graduate of Hazleton High School, he excelled as a three sport athlete competing in football, basketball and baseball. While always modest about his accomplishments, “Frank Zack” was a great athlete- career highlights included being on PA’s Big 33 football team in high school & being invited to try out with the Detroit Tigers.

After graduating from the PA Police Academy, Frank was an officer in Avondale, Kennett Square, and New Garden Township. Always the civil servant, Frank served on the board of supervisors for New Garden Township while working as Road Master for the township, retiring in 2004.

Frank enjoyed spending time with his family & friends, boating, fishing, hunting & golfing. A longtime member of the Italian American Citizen’s League in Kennett Square, and FOP of Chester County, he will be missed by many. Those that had the immense pleasure of knowing Frank, know what it’s like to have an honest, hardworking friend, with a big heart- that always knew what to say to put a smile on your face.

A devoted family man, Frank in addition to his wife, is survived by his loving daughters Cindy Zagorskie & Lisa DelSignore (husband Frank) whom he thought the world of. Frank is also survived by his grandchildren: Adrian D’Amico, Julia Shaw (husband Jimmie), Joseph Kudla, Alicia D’Amico & Holden Kudla. Most recently, Frank was elated to know his great-grandson, Perry Shaw. He is also survived by his brother Charlie Zagorskie (wife Dolores), nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Relatives & friends are welcome to join in a celebration of Frank’s life from 10:00 to 11:30 on Friday morning, February 1, 2019, at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41), Avondale, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the following: Avondale Fire Company 23 Firehouse Way, Avondale, PA 19311 or The Chester County FOP , 218 N. Church Street West Chester, PA 19380 & All Mutts Matter , P.O. Box 13041, Wilmington, DE 19850.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Avondale Fire Company

23 Firehouse Way
Avondale, PA 19311

Chester County FOP

218 North Church Street
Wet Chester, PA 19380

All Mutts Matter

P.O. Box 13041
Wilmington, DE 19850



February 1, 2019 10:00-11:30 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA

Funeral Mass

February 1, 2019 11:30 St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church
8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41)
Avondale, PA


Burial will be private.


  1. Many, many fond memories of Frank.
    My sincere condolences to all.

    Joe Donohoe | February 7, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  2. May he Rest In Peace.

    Bob Hague | January 30, 2019 at 8:38 PM
  3. My deepest sympathies to Frank’s family and friends. As long time employees of the Township, both of my parents (Joan and Tom Kelleher) worked with Frank and, through them, I had the honor of knowing him. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rest In Peace, Frank.

    Debra Kelleher | January 30, 2019 at 1:40 PM
  4. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Debbie Posey Maichle | January 30, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  5. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Diane Posey Donohue | January 29, 2019 at 5:57 PM
  6. So sorry for your loss Cindy. Hopefully you can take comfort knowing how much your dad loved you and your kids. I know you’re thankful for the time spent with him, you both enjoyed a lovely relationship. Praying for you, your dad, and your family. Love you…

    Diane Fahringer | January 29, 2019 at 4:43 PM
  7. Rest in peace Frank never forget the years at the gas station in Avondale we had a lot fun

    Jerry& Sandy Kmetz | January 29, 2019 at 12:51 PM
  8. Love and prayers to all of the Zagorski family !Frank was a very good friend to all of us in the Davis family and we will miss him .Prayers for all of you🙏🙏🙏

    Joan Davis | January 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM
  9. Dear Maureen,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. So very sorry for your loss.
    Peace be with you!

    Mr. And Mrs. Stanley Knarr | January 29, 2019 at 9:22 AM
  10. All my love to Maureen and the family. Frank always spoke loving about his family. I was his bartender for many years at the club. I truly loved and respected him. He has left a tug on my heart. Sincerely. Judi Gentry

    Judi | January 29, 2019 at 7:39 AM
  11. Frank was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him on the Township. I have many good memories with him. Rest in peace my friend, from Big Sky Country.
    Patti and Joe Testa

    Patti and Joe Testa | January 28, 2019 at 11:45 PM
  12. So sorry for your loss. Frank was a great loving caring man. I remember him working police work when I dispatched for the county. We had some good laughs about calls. R.I.P. Frank

    Betty (Willis) Kramer | January 28, 2019 at 10:04 PM
  13. Frank was a good man and a great friend. He will be missed.

    Michael Carroll | January 28, 2019 at 9:23 PM
  14. Frank was a great guy and made a huge contribution to his community.
    Russ Kilmer

    Kilmer | January 28, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  15. Going to miss you Frank. So glad we had a chance to get together for your birthday just before Christmas. I will never forget the times
    we shared working professionally and when off duty playing sports golfing and just enjoying life. I will never forget the many
    mid nighters I would stop at the Kennett Police dept and have late night lunch with you guys while we protected the citizens of Chester County and Kennett Square Boro. We were a Brother hood most people will never understand or imagine. Thanks for the memories. J R

    John R Campbell | January 28, 2019 at 8:09 PM
  16. Prayers to the family Frank will be missed by many sherry and I have lots of fond memories of Frank when we operated pops grill.

    Bill and Sherry Lafferty | January 28, 2019 at 6:09 PM

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