First Posted: 1/6/2013
Mrs. Karen (Bastek) Frantz, 52, of Dallas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of Joan (Nazarek) Yesnowski of Duryea and the late Robert Yesnowski Sr.
She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1978, and was formerly employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot. Karen loved life and the outdoors. She loved auto racing and to fish. She also loved taking her dog, Mini, for walks through the countryside to enjoy the scenery and the serenity.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents Andrew and Valeria (Nazarek) Nazarchuk; grandparents Victor and Marie Yesnowski; brother Robert Yesnowski Jr.; uncles Paul Nazarek and Stanley Zazarek; and her aunt Connie Thompson.
Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Raymond Frantz, Dallas; son, David Bastek Jr. of Deltona, Fla.; brother Andrew Yesnowski and his wife, Kristene, Haymarket, Va.; sisters, Gayle Haduck, and her husband, Daniel, Pittston Township, and Hope Meranti and her husband, Joseph, Jenkins Township; nieces and nephews, Megan and Alicia Haduck, Amy and Robert Yesnowski III, Ryan and Bobbie Meranti, Lola and Roman Yesnowski; great-nieces and great-nephews, Amira and Aaron Mohammed, Logan Meranti; stepsons, Richard and Joseph Frantz; mother-in-law, Helen Frantz; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; former husband, David Bastek Sr., and his wife, Marie; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Yesnowski) Hoban.
Funeral services and interment will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com.