Frank J. Pawlus, 69, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

He was born Dec. 22, 1949, in Middlesex, NJ, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Orzel) Pawlus.

He worked for the former Matlack Tank Lines as a mechanic/truck driver and retired from Lash Paving as a truck driver.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores A. (Horvath) Pawlus and a brother, Joseph Pawlus.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl L. (Obloy) Pawlus, and his chosen family; Shari (Lorne) Wagner of Pavilion, NY, Noelann (Darrel Larson) Delmas of Hernando, FL and Richard (JoAnn Manchester) Delmas of Maryland, NY, grandchildren; Sharlyn (Ryan) Cassidy and Zeb (Kristen) Russell and great grandchildren; Greyson Cassidy, Emma Claire Russell and McGavin Russell and brothers; Michael and David.

A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family.

Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop.com.