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4/6/2022 7:18:00 PM
Frank E. Pragacz
November 5, 1926 - April 1, 2022

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Mr. Frank E. Pragacz, 95, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas.

Mr. Pragacz was born on November 5, 1926 in New Castle, Pa. a son of the late Frank Pragacz and Frances Dudek Pragacz. He was retired from the home building industry. Mr. Pragacz was a member of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of Cherryville American Legion Post 100. Mr. Pragacz enjoyed golfing, fishing, sports and working in his yard.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Circelli Pragacz; two sisters, two brothers; and a stepson, Michael L. Boies.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Blanche Boies Pragacz of the home; a son, Frank Pragacz Jr. and wife Sharon; a daughter, Cindy Keith and husband Bruce all of Charlotte; a stepdaughter, Yvonne Hinkley and husband Mark of Davidson and a stepson Dana L. Boies of Matthews; three grandchildren, Ashleigh P. Chandler, Tara P. Hansen and Richard Keith; three step-grandchildren, John Nicopoulos, Jimmie Nicopoulos and David Boies; and five great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton with Father David Miller officiating.

The family will greet friends following the service.

Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepherds Way, Dallas, NC 28034 or to St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, 148 St Dorothy's Lane, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

A guest register is available at

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cherryville, N.C. is serving the Pragacz family.

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