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Obituaries > FRATUS, WILLIAM H.

A military graveside service for William Henry Fratus, 61, who died Oct. 2, 1985, at his home in Denison, Texas, was held at Fairview Cemetery on Oct. 5.

Mr. Fratus was born May 17, 1924, at Titusville, a son of Frank and Katherine Henderson Fratus.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy at Titusville and married Jeanne Gallaher Nov. 2, 1946, at Titusville.

Mr. Fratus worked for the Franklin Regional Medical Center for six years before moving to Denison, Texas. He was a medical technician at Texoma Medical Center, and a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Fleet Reserve Association. He retired in 1970 as chief hospital corpsman from the Navy, having served in World War II and Korea. He received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

He is survived by his wife; five sons, Carl Fratus of Stephenville, Texas, William Peter Fratus of San Jose, Calif., Edmund A. Fratus of Denison, Texas, Michael F. Fratus of Texas, George D. Fratus of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, Donald Fratus of Havasu Lake, Calif., Robert Fratus of Titusville and Richard Fratus of Pleasantville; two sisters, Margaret Feely of Cherrytree and Kathleen VanCise of Hydetown; and three grandsons.