Frank J. Detore

March 9, 1945 ~ January 17, 2022 (age 76)


Frank J. Detore, 76, of Greensburg, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at home.  He was born March 9, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late Dominic and Filomena (Rosati) Detore.  Prior to retirement he had been employed by Dom Detore Construction, his brother who Frank loved very much and was so proud of.  Frank was a special person.  He loved going to car shows and talking with the many friends he made there.  He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.  He said it was the next best thing to riding a horse, which he also loved to do.  He was always joking and making you laugh.  Frank enjoyed concerts in the park with his cousin, Mary Louise.  He loved all his family, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and enjoyed being with them and making them laugh.  He had a special sister-in-law, Helen “Cookie” Aston; a brother-in-law, who he thought of as a brother, Anthony Kistner; and a nephew, Tony Kistner Jr., who called him Daddy Shank when he was two.  Frank loved him like a son.  Frank always called his wife Ginny, “Angel”.  They met when Ginny was 15 and Frank was 17.  Even through ups and downs their love grew stronger.  He had the most gorgeous eyes and handsome face.  Virginia loved him dearly.  As Frank always told her, I will love you always and forever.  All of his nieces and nephews were special to him, especially Zachary, Tyler, Paige, Helen, and Becky.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nicoletta Leonard; and two brothers, Tom and John.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia L. “Ginny” (Kistner) Detore; his brother, Dom Detore, of Greensburg; his sister, Jane Roy, of Pittsburgh; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Friday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  Prayers will begin at 9:30 AM Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in St. Paul Parish, Greensburg.  Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.  Masks will be required in the funeral home and at church.

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January 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Greensburg Location
516 Stanton Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Mass
January 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Greensburg Location
516 Stanton Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

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