Frank A. Steele

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Frank A. Steele

February 19, 1927 - November 30, 2018

Frank A. Steele Frank A. Steele, a lifelong resident of Farrell, passed away peacefully Friday evening, Nov. 30, 2018, in UPMC Jameson Hospital, New Castle. He was 91.
Mr. Steele was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Farrell, a son of Anthony "Buddy" and Tomasina (Meli) Steele. He graduated from Farrell High School in 1945 and was drafted into the U.S. Army. A proud veteran, Frank served in the European Theatre of Operation during World War II.
Following his honorable discharge, he enrolled at Grove City College and graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in biology.
As a young man, Frank worked as a substitute teacher at Farrell High School during the day and at the former Sharon Transformer division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the evenings.
He then owned and operated the former Castle Beer Distributing Co., New Castle, for more than 40 years.
Frank was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Active in his respective communities, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 512, the New Castle Business Administration and Ducks Unlimited, all New Castle; the Sons of Italy and American Legion Post 299, both Sharon; the VFW, Post 5286, Farrell; and the Shenango Valley Wolves Club.
An avid outdoorsman, Frank loved hunting and fishing.
Affectionately known by many as "Uncle," he was a devout family man who particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
His beloved wife, the former Olinda V. "Ollie" Gianni (Johns), whom he married Aug. 31, 1949, passed away Jan. 9, 2004.
Frank is survived by a daughter, Gina M. (Joseph) Alberico, Seffner, Fla.; a son, Anthony J. Steele, Sharon; three grandchildren, Joyan (Steve) Urda, Hermitage; Natalie (Nathan) Wheeler, Kentucky; and Nicole Steele, Pittsburgh; three great-grandchildren, Ava and Matthew Urda and Trinity Wheeler; and three step-great-grandchildren, Adriana, Jeremy and Zachary Wheeler.
In addition to his wife and parents, Frank was preceded in death by three sisters, Rose Davis, Jacqueline Pagliaroli and Josephine Marmo; and two brothers, Philip and Joseph LaRusse.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA 16121.

Frank A., 91, Farrell.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (12-4-18) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday (12-5-18) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
Full military honors will be rendered by the Farrell VFW, Wheatland American Legion and West Middlesex VFW Honor Guard.
Interment: St. Anthony Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on December 1, 2018
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Helen G Davis (Richard)
Dec 07, 2018
Dear family of Uncle Frankie- I just by chance was on the Sharon Herald newspaper site and decided to look at the obituaries. I am expressing my sincere condolences to the family of Frankie. The last time Frank and I talked he reminded me he was older than me! I so enjoyed my time talking with him as he is family by marriage of his sister Rose who was married to Edwin my B-I-L (my husband was Richard). I think I am the last living member of our era of the family (still have nieces Dorothy and Debbie). Once again I express my sincere sorrow to all Frankie family. May God Bless you all at this sorrowful time in your life. Helen (Richard) Davis
Constance Lamanna (Natili)
Dec 05, 2018
Remembering a sweet kind and very special Uncle. May you Rest In Peace.
Angie Comparone
Dec 03, 2018
Dear Gina and Joya: Thinking of you at this sad time and extending sympathy for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Angie Comparone
Theresa Piazza-Kilmer
Dec 02, 2018
What a wonderfully kind & gentle man Frank was, especially to the youngest of his friends & relatives.
Marian Charles
Dec 02, 2018
To the family of Frank Steele, Please accept my very, very deepest sympathy in your Fathers passing. What a wonderful human being. Always ready to help anyone. I am so sorry I will not be able to attend his funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his Memory be eternal..
Dec 01, 2018