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 Frances D. “Francka” <I>Podboj</I> Novak

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Frances D. “Francka” Podboj Novak

  • Birth 19 Dec 1896 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Death 11 May 1991 Tracy, San Joaquin County, California, USA
  • Burial Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Old Section, G 4 - 2
  • Memorial ID 49903588

Published in the Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA) on May 19, 1991:

Frances Drenik Novak, 94, of Brentwood, Calif., formerly of Strabane in North Strabane Township, retired owner of the Colony Grill in Canonsburg, on May 11.

Regarding the location of the Colony Grill, it became a restaurant in 1932, soon after Prohibition was lifted, advertising “Free Beer, Coffee or Soup with every 40¢ meal.” Shortly thereafter, fire burned out the restaurant. It reopened at the end of June 1934 and advertised "We Never Close" in the 1941 high school yearbook.

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  • Created by: Patti Podboy
  • Added: 18 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49903588
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances D. “Francka” Podboj Novak (19 Dec 1896–11 May 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49903588, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Patti Podboy (contributor 46952229) .