Services for longtime Bridgeport historian Frank George ‘Petie’ Bordner, 90, will be Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport, officiated by Father Thomas Dsouza.
Burial will follow at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
Bordner passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 in Grapevine.
Petie was born Jan. 18, 1923 in Bridgeport to Pete and Helen (Galik) Bordner. Upon graduation from BHS, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II before returning to Bridgeport and marrying Alva Jewell Holt. He worked as an oilfield pumper with Mitchell Energy until his retirement.
Petie was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport, and he enjoyed woodworking and traveling.
He may be best remembered as the local expert when it came to the history of the coal mines in Bridgeport. He was often a presenter during the annual Coal Miners Day program.
He is survived by daughter Melinda Manoushagian and husband Ralph of Bedford; grandchildren Beth Wykrent and husband Damon of Highland Village, and Andy Manoushagian of Los Angeles; and great-grandchildren Luke Wykrent and Molly Wykrent, both of Highland Village.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Alva Jewell Bordner, and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bridgeport Heritage Museum, 812-B Halsell St, Bridgeport, TX 76426, or to St. John’s Catholic Church, 1801 Irvin St, Bridgeport, TX 76426.