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Frank Anthony Emanuel

March 11, 1924 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Frank Emanuel Obituary

Frank Anthony Emanuel,99, of Calumet, died, Monday, February 12, 2024, in Independence Health System, Latrobe Hospital. He was born March 11, 1924, in Greensburg, a son of the late Michele and Filomena Pietraroia Emanuel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Zethel Weightman Emanuel; a daughter, Bonnie Emanuel Poff; four brothers, Alex, Samuel, Domenick and John Emanuel; an infant sister, Matilda Emanuel; and a sister, Antoinette Kulik. He is survived by his two daughters, Michele (Michael) Emanuel Buros, of Monroeville and Drusilla Emanuel of Calumet; three sisters, Mathilda Fidazzo and Pauline Kulik, both of Greensburg, and Mary Grace Catanzariti, of Tuckerton, NJ; son-in-law, Michael Poff, Sr. of Ellwood City; five grandchildren, Lisa (Rich and children Zachary, Jacob, and Maureen) Poff O’Donovan of Grand Rapids, MI, Lori (Jason) Poff Lang of Hampton, VA, Michael (Sarah Campbell) Poff, Jr. of Oil City, Christopher Buros, MD of Pittsburgh and Elizabeth (James) Buros Noble of Monroeville; five great-grandchildren, David and Rachel Lang, Abby Campbell, and Ava and Aiden Noble; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frank retired after 31-years of service from the former Overmyer Mould Company, Greensburg, and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Having attained the rank of Sargent, he was an Army veteran of World War II serving with the 36th Infantry Division. During the war he served in Northern Africa, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria as a radio operator. On March 26, 2014, Frank was honored to be named a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor at the French Embassy, Washington, DC, by Olivier Serot Almeras, Consul General of France, for his actions during the liberation of Southern France. He was also the recipient of a Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, Sharpshooter and Marksman Badges, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Service Stars representing five major battles and a Bronze Arrowhead representing the D-Day invasions of Anzio, Italy, and Saint- Raphael, France. Frank also was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in action on January 2, 1944, at San Pietro, Italy. After recovering in a hospital in Naples, he rejoined the 36th Division at the Battle of Monet Cassino, Italy. In addition to his military service, Frank was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the oldest lifetime member of the VFW Post 211, Youngwood.

 Frank enjoyed watching and participating in sports. During high school, he lettered in basketball and on March 25, 1969, he was the first person to bowl a perfect 300 game in a league competition at Hillview Bowling Lanes. On November 1, 1999, Frank had a hole-in-one on the par 4, 175-yard sixth hole at Robertshaw Acres. More than sports and an occasional plate of homemade spaghetti and meatballs, Frank loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.  Friends will be received from 2 to 6 PM Sunday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg.  Prayers will begin at 9:30 AM Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg.  Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded by the VFW Post No. 33, Greensburg Honor Guard. www.bachafh.com

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 18, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc.
516 Stanton Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Prayer Service
Monday
February 19, 2024

9:30 AM
Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc.
516 Stanton Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Mass
Monday
February 19, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg

Interment
Monday
February 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg

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