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Frank Edwards Mollish, 91, died Monday evening in a local hospital. He was born Saturday, April 19, 1918 in Raleigh, West Virginia one of nine children to Anthony and Yadwiga (Bellisz) Mollish. He attended school there and graduated from high school in Beckley, West Virginia. Frank also attended the University of Maryland. He joined the United States Army in 1936 at the age of 18 and served in the Aleutian Campaign and later served in Europe seeing many battles including the Battle of Bulge as well as being in the first wave of soldiers to liberate Dakow, Germany. He also saw front line action in Korea fighting against the Chinese. Frank married Mary Normile in Edina, Missouri on February 3, 1947 and they made their home in Butte in 1960 where he served as head of recruiting for the U.S. Army in the State of Montana. He later worked for the Montana Employment Agency. He was a member of the Butte Exchange Club, was a volunteer at the Mining Museum. He was active in fundraising for Our Lady of the Rockies and the development of the Paul Clark home.
Frank is survived by his wife, Mary Mollish of Butte and daughter Anne of Salt Lake City, a brother –in-law, Bruce Normile of Edina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, all eight brothers and sisters and his son, John Mollish who passed away in 1971, precede him in death.
Mass of Christian Burial services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Saturday, September 26, 2009 with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Frank Mollish Endowed Sciences Fund for the benefit of biological, geological and engineering field trips for Montana Tech students.