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SGT. ERIC FRALEY U. S. Army Sgt. Eric Benjamin Fraley, 38, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waverly, N.Y., passed away Sunday Oct. 6, 2013, unexpectedly. He was born March 21, 1975 in Fort Dix, N.J, the son of Alice Mary Hogan and Thomas G. Fraley. Eric graduated from Waverly High School in 1993 and directly went into the U.S. Army. He became a career military man serving with the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the United States as well as Germany and Kuwait, and most recently with the 505th Signal Corp in Las Vegas. Eric received many honors and medals during his military career among them, Commendation medal, Army Achievement medal (2), Army Good Conduct medal (4), National Defense Service medal with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism service medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development ribbon, Army Service ribbon, Overseas Service ribbon (3), RCTR BDG-Gold with two sapphire ACH stars, Marksmanship Qualifying Badge-Sharpshooter with Rifle, Warrior Leader Course. One of the greatest men we have ever known is sadly and suddenly gone. So many knew his kindness and generosity. He was such a fun-loving guy. Eric and his father enjoyed playing guitar together. He also liked collecting baseball cards, playing video games and playing cards especially Texas Hold 'Em, and was an accomplished tournament player. Eric also enjoyed having barbecues with his neighbors. Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glenn and Raymah Fraley; maternal grandfather, Edward C. Hogan; his uncles, Edward C. Hogan Jr. and Harlan Williams; and his aunt, Ann Hogan. He is survived by his mother Alice Mary Hogan of Freeville, N.Y.; father and stepmother, Thomas G. (Jackie) Fraley of Las Vegas; his maternal grandmother, Alice E. Hogan of Waverly; his sisters, Jessica (Dale) Fraley Flintjer of Waverly, Katie Anne (Billy) Fraley of Sayre, Pa.; his brother, Thomas G. Fraley II of Waverly; his nieces and nephews, Gabrielle, Saige, Alexis, Jason, Elisabeth Grace, William, Kelsey and Tyler; aunts and uncles, Patrick (Louann) Hogan, Glenda (Bud) Brown, Rebecca Williams and Elizabeth (Bill) LoVecchio and his cousins, Joseph Hogan(Angela), Kristin Hogan (Ryan), Sabrina Hogan, Kevin(Lauren) Brown, Cindy (Kenneth) Frisbie, Brian (Roseann) Cole, Brenda (Scott) Campbell, John (Mary) Cole, and Melissa (Deric) Rosenbaum, Catherine (Nicholas) Rafferty and Elizabeth (Brent) Varnadoe; as well as many other extended family members. Family and Friends are invited to call 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly. Burial will follow at Saint James Cemetery. Please visit TheLucknerFuneralHome.Com to offer your condolences. Those who wish to may kindly consider a memorial donation, in loving memory of Sgt. Eric B. Fraley, to one of the following charitable organizations, Sayre, Pa VFW, the American Red Cross, or the Waverly, New York Valley Food Pantry.
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