Frank E. “Lefty” Grabowski, 73

Frank E. “Lefty” Grabowski, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Quakertown, Pa., passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 15, 1943, son of the late Stanley Edward Grabowski and Marie Madeline (Mostowa) Grabowski.

Grabowski proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. He retired as a powerhouse operator for Rohm & Haas Company in Spring House, Pa., in 2002, after more than 35 years of service.

Grabowski was a well-known pool player and ran the Riverside Bar & Grill Pool Tournaments in Oak Orchard, Del. He enjoyed thrift-store shopping and enjoyed taking his two dogs for a walk on the beach.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Michele A. (Kowalski) Grabowski; a son, Eric Grabowski of Millsboro, Del.; a daughter, Susan Ciaccia and her husband, Rocco, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two grandchildren, Jarod and Brianna; a sister, Jean Wagner of Georgetown, Del.; a brother, Stan Grabowski of Pittsburgh; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved canine friends, Jessie and Mimi.

A celebration of Grabowski’s life will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Road. Millsboro, Del., where friends may call after 1 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to a veterans’ charity of the giver’s choosing. Condolences may be sent online at