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Frank Iaquinto, 90, of Fairmont, passed peacefully Monday (June 12, 2017)?at home with family at his side.
He was born in Clarksburg on Dec. 29, 1926, and was the son of Samuel L. and Mary (Caresco) Iaquinto.
Before entering the military, Frank attended East Fairmont High School and was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Company. He always had a strong love for family and country. In February 1944 Frank enlisted in the Navy where he served in the South Pacific as a gunner on the USS West Virginia. He was very proud to be a WWII Veteran and a member of the "Greatest Generation".
After returning home he continued his job at Owens-Illinois where he remained employed until his retirement in 1982. Through his employment, Frank met Mabel Lucille Haller and they married in 1948. She preceded him in death in December 1993.
He was also preceded by his parents; three sisters, Angie Cicalo, Martha (Duplanty) Baker and Joann (Hamilton) Bishop; and four brothers, John, Pete, Sam and Joe Iaquinto.
Frank leaves behind a special friend, Shirley Snider from Morgantown; a daughter, Sonja (Ron) Kisner of Gallipolis, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Beverly (Garry) Cathell of Grafton; six grandchildren that he adored, Kelly (Jim) McMahan of Bluffton, South Carolina, R. Scott (Andra) Kisner of Johnstown, Ohio, Jennifer (Tim) Meadows and Kristina (Mike) of Gallipolis, Ohio, Jay Cathell of Grafton, and Chad (Holly) Cathell of Branson Missouri. Frank had 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Iaquinto of Florida and Eugene Iaquinto of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
We wish to give a special thank you to West Virginia Caring Hospice nurses and staff for their support and job well done. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.
Friends will be received by the Iaquinto family from 5-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Buckland officiating. Committal services will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be shared with the Iaquinto family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on June 15, 2017
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