Frank Yannetti, 96, of Coatesville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 26, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was the loving husband of Jean Musselman Yannetti. They were married on September 15, 1946 and would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this year.
Born in Brandamore, he was the son of late Marino and Carlotta (Fiori) Yannetti.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving daughters Shirley Armentrout and Marie Rissell (Michael) and 4 loving grandchildren; Angela Armentrout Miller (David), Scott Armentrout (Erika), Laurie Falcone (Charles) and Michael Rissell, Jr. (Kara).
Frank was the proud great grandfather of 11 great grandchildren; Alexis Miller, Hailey Miller, Madison Martin, Jackson Miller, Brett Armentrout, Brooke Armentrout, Bridget Armentrout, Madden Rissell, Nora Rissell, Giovanna Sabatino and Fallon Falcone.
He is also survived by his nephews and a niece; Joseph Przychodzien, (the late Rebecca Ann) Ronald Przychodzien (Marguerite), Barbara Forese (George), Dudley Musselman (Eileen), John Michael Yannetti and Jeffrey Ford (Godson).
Frank was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph Yannetti (Junetta) and John Yannetti (Katherine)) Antoni and Giuseppe Yannetti and sisters, Edith Przychodzien (Joseph) and Mary Burkey (Richard), his grandson Todd Morris and son-in-law Kenneth Armentrout.
While proudly serving his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Frank earned his Pilot’s License just as the war ended.
Frank worked for Lukens Steel Company for 35 years. An article in the local newspaper stated “there’s no point to telling Frank Yannetti that bright ideas pay off.” He won two National Association of Suggestion Systems Awards and retired as Melting Specialist at the Electric Melt Shop in 1983.
During his time at Lukens, he was a member of their bowling and golf league.
After retirement, he transported cars for many local dealerships.
His first passion was the love and welfare of his family. Frank and Jean traveled to many destinations, including Italy where he met his parent’s family for the first time.
Frank loved working in his garden and enjoyed sharing his garden with his children, grandchildren and neighbors.
He was a lifetime member of West End Fire House #3 and a Member of Caln Privileged Citizens.
Frank was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately with the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a children’s hospital charity of your choice.