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Frank Trasatt

January 9, 2022

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Frank Trasatt, 98, of Minersville beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully January 9, 2022 at Providence Place Senior Living, Pottsville. Born October 6, 1923 in Minersville, he was the son of Julia (Gattone) and Alexander Trasatt. He attended Minersville School District. Frank was a lifetime member of the Mountaineer Hose Company, Minersville and the American Legion Post 544, Minersville. He was a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church and the former St. Barbara Church, Minersville. Frank was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 during WWII, serving with the 117th Infantry-30th Division nicknamed “Work Horse of the Western Front”. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Sharpshooter, American Campaign Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, U.S. Army Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart. Frank started his working career working as a coal miner locally. He later worked for United Metal Receptacle, Pottsville, Newport Homes, Pine Grove and finished his career working with Johannesen Optical, Pottsville before retiring. Frank loved getting together with family for special occasions and holiday dinners. He loved attending sporting events and activities that involved his children and grandchildren. He himself was an avid tennis player and could be found at the Minersville tennis courts every weekend. Frank was a great gardener, handyman and wood finisher. He loved watching tennis and football especially his favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Frank enjoyed wine making with his sons and son-in-law and was always ready to lend a hand or give advice to help his family or friends. He will be truly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years Helen “Ellen” Trasatt in 2020, brothers Attilio, Henry and John; sisters Alvira Freiler and Emma Helman. He is survived by a daughter, Julia, wife of Noble Quandel of Pottsville; two sons, David, husband of Lisa Trasatt of Mohrsville and Philip, husband of Tracey Trasatt, Hamburg. He is also survived by grandchildren, Angela Urban, husband Jerome, Benn Trasatt, wife Erin and Aaron Trasatt, wife Katie. Great grandchildren Jerome and Julia Urban, Arly and Caia Trasatt and Isabella Trasatt. We would like to thank the Providence Place Staff for their kindness over the years and especially his special caretakers Debbie Drummer and Vicki Drawbaugh for treating our dad like family. A private service with military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Donations in Frank’s memory can be made to Tunnels to Towers https://dogood.t2t.org or Wounded Warriors https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Inc. Minersville is entrusted with the arrangements.

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