The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 24, 2013

Goldie C. Fronko

Retired Bell operator lived in Jamestown


---- — Goldie C. Fronko of Jamestown passed away at 1:47 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville, after an extended illness. She was 79.

Mrs. Fronko was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Sharon to John H. Canon Sr. and Floretta Fogel Canon.

She graduated from Sharon High School.

Goldie worked as an operator for Bell Telephone for 30 years until her retirement.

She was of Protestant faith. Goldie enjoyed time spent with family, crocheting, card playing, cooking and watching televised cooking shows.

On Sept. 24, 1976, she married Joseph C. Fronko, who survives her.

Besides her husband, Joseph C. Fronko, Goldie is survived by two sons, Michael A. Harkless and his wife Cindie, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio; Christopher W. Harkless and his wife Maureen A., Meadville; a daughter, Judith M. and her husband Stephen H. Johnson, also Meadville; a sister, Connie and her husband William Kranich, Sharpsville; seven grandchildren, Adrianne, Deneil, Samuel, Joseph, Michael, John and Lee; and two great-grandchildren, Ainsley and Farren.

She was preceded in death by her father, John H. Canon Sr.; her mother, Floretta Canon; and a brother, John H. Canon Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Goldie Fronko to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 355 Lexington Ave., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017.


Mrs. Joseph C. (Goldie C. Harkless), 79, Jamestown.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (6-26-13) in STEPHEN J. SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday (6-27-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen K. Stelle officiating.

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.