Frank Aloysius Vrabel, 71, of Idyllwild, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

He was born July 25, 1934 in Johnstown, Pa.

Mr. Vrabel was an artist, a sculptor, a gemologist, a poet and an author.

A Christian Mass of Burial was held Feb. 6 at St. Louise de Mirallac in Covina. Visitation was held on Feb. 3 at Custer Christiansen Mortuary.

A future celebration of his life and the way he “lit up Idyllwild” will be announced.

Mr. Vrabel is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter, Joann Roset of Glendora; five sons, Mark Vrabel of Lake Arrowhead, Craig Vrabel of Littleton, Colo., Thomas Vrabel of Simi Valley, William Vrabel of Glendora and Glenn Vrabel of Glendora; four granddaughters, Nicole, Mallory, Bryce and Kaitlyn; a great-granddaughter, Paige; and two brothers, Steve Vrabel of Valencia and Joseph Vrabel of Kansas City, Kan.

Diane thanks their mountain friends with a full heart for their kindnesses to her.