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Frank Lauff

June 23, 1935 ~ August 10, 2019 (age 84)

Frank Lauff, 84, of McDonald, died Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Canonsburg Hospital.

He was born June 23, 1935 in McDonald, a son of the late John and Rosetta (Goffart) Lauff.

Mr. Lauff was a 1953 graduate of Midway High School and worked as a steelworker at Shenango Steel for 23 years until 1977.

He was a member of St. Alphonsus R.C. Church, McDonald and a volunteer driver for the McDonald Meals on Wheels program.

Mr. Lauff enjoyed going to the casino and also watching the Pirates, NASCAR and football.

On October 2, 1954, he married Eileen J. Harris, who died December 23, 2015.

Surviving are three daughters, Deborah J. (Bo) Mehalich and Kimberly A. Lauff, both of McDonald, and Kathleen J. (David) Trace of Chicago, IL; a son, Dean P. (Jill) Lauff of Studio City, CA; two sisters, Mary Vega of Washington and Rosemarie Ludwin of Cecil; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (T.J.) Saye, Courtney Mehalich-Long, Danielle (Dan) Rusnic, Kari (Ryan) Cudicio, Matthew Clarkson, Leah (Craig) Norgren, Nicole (Mike) Amaya and Morgan Lauff; six great grandchildren, Riley and Charlie Long, Sophia Saye, Tanner and Kenzie Rusnic, and Neela Amaya; a special sister’s-in-law family, Donna and Jim Kuhl and son, Jamie; a special cousin, Patty and Wayne Zaccarino; and a special nephew, Butch and Nancy Abbott.

Deceased is a son, Robert F. (surviving wife Pam of Midway) Lauff; four brothers, John, Raymond, Phillip and Joseph Lauff; and two sisters, Emma Abbott and Margaret Ann Lauff.

Friends will be received from 1-4 and from 6-9 pm Thursday at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Alphonsus R.C. Church, McDonald. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to McDonald Meals On Wheels, 202 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057 or to St. Alphonsus R.C. Church, 219 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at

Donations may be made to:

McDonald Meals On Wheels
202 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald PA 15057

St. Alphonsus R.C. Church
219 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald PA 15057
Tel: 1-724-926-2984

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