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May 20, 2013

Tammy Mistishin Franks, 42, Danville

DANVILLE — Tammy Mistishin Franks, 42, of Danville, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home surrounded by family and friends and is now standing hand in hand with God.

She was born Dec. 24, 1970, in Paterson, N.J., a loving daughter of John and Janice Mistishin, of Waymart. She enjoyed a happy childhood with her siblings, John, Mike and Sue.

Tammy graduated from Western Wayne High School with honors in 1989. She continued her education at Bloomsburg University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in medical imaging. She trained at Geisinger’s School of Cardiovascular Medicine and became a cardiovascular invasive specialist.

She worked at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Williamsport Hospital before joining Healthworks Medical Staffing Agency. With Healthworks, she worked as a cardiovascular specialist in hospitals throughout southeastern and central Pennsylvania. She spent the last part of her career working in Geisinger Medical Center’s Cardiology Department.

Tammy enjoyed a full, active life with her family and friends. She loved dancing and worked as a Zumba instructor for the Danville Area Community Center. Tammy was committed to the fight against cancer and supported fundraisers for breast cancer awareness and research. She was very active in the Danville community and enjoyed dedicating her time to organizations such as Geisinger’s House of Care. Everyone who had the pleasure of being a part of Tammy’s world knows that she had a true passion for life.

Her family was always her top priority, and she was a loving wife to her husband, Dan, and proud mother of three wonderful boys, Keegan, Logan and Dagen. She loved few things more than cheering for her sons at a sports game or spending time outdoors with family and friends. Tammy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gladys and Frank DeFazio, as well as her paternal grandparents, John and Anna Mistishin.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Daniel Franks; her three sons, Corpsman Keegan Franks, U.S. Navy, Bethesda, Md., and Logan and Dagen Franks, at home; her parents, John and Janice Mistishin, of Waymart; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Amy Mistishin, of Waymart, and Mike and Michelle Mistishin, of Lake Ariel; one sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Robert Martin, of Florida; her parents-in-law, Robert and Katherine Franks, of Danville; brothers-in-law, Scott and Brian Franks, both of Milton; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

As Tammy shared so much of her life generously with others, the family hopes our community will follow her example, donating time and energy to acts of kindness and charity as a fitting tribute to her spirit.

Friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Wesley Room of Central United Methodist Church, 205 11th St., Honesdale. The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church sanctuary with the Rev. Robert Kazinski officiating.

Interment will be held Wednesday in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, in the Pine Barn Inn, 1 Pine Barn Place, Danville.

Arrangements are being handled by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 N. Main St., Honesdale.

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