Frank A. Vavrina Retired bank official


Frank A. Vavrina, retired assistant treasurer of what is now the Bank of Baltimore, died Sunday of pneumonia at the Manor Care Towson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Vavrina, 85, of Malcolm Circle in Cockeysville, retired 20 years ago from the Savings Bank of Baltimore, where he had started 50 years earlier as a runner.

The Baltimore native attended Polytechnic Institute and took American Institute of Banking Courses. Fond of golf, he was a member of the Country Club of Maryland.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Finnerty; a daughter, Jane Bittner of Baltimore; a son, Robert F. Vavrina of Annapolis; a brother, Vernon Vavrina of Pikesville; two sisters, Eleanor Klein of Timonium and Rosalie Dzbinski of Forest Hill; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

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