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Frank Sprando, 91, of Langeloth passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, at the Donnell House in Washington, in the presence of his beloved family. Frank was born on January 5th, 1928, in Slovan, PA, a son of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Testa) Sprando.
Frank served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 as a seaman first class, on the U.S.S. Fulton (a sub tender). While serving in the Pacific, he participated in the first atomic bomb testing in the Bikini Islands. On December 2nd, 1949, he married Freida (Maropis) Sprando, who survives. He was a lifetime member of the Slovan VFW. Frank was an avid reader of historical, western, adventure and mystery novels. In his youth, his hobbies included bowling, golfing and playing his trumpet. However, his greatest love was spending time with his family and he cherished gathering together for Sunday dinners.
Frank is survived by three children, Patty (Rich) Ginosky, Toni (Blaine) Harrington, and Christopher Sprando. Seven grandchildren include Troy (Jaclyn) Elich, Rebekah (Bart) Ripley, Stan (Mandy) Elich, Richard Ginosky, Daniel, Vanessa and Arianna Sprando. Seven great grandchildren are Sam and Abby Elich, Logan and Ava Elich, and Hunter, Garrett, and Brock Ripley. He is also survived by his sister Bernadine Sprando and several nieces and nephews. Frank is preceded in death by five of his sibilings, Gene, Santo, Albert, Inez (Lescovitz) and Jenny (Wojnar), as well as his niece Regina (Wojnar) Hoffman, nephews Joe Wojnar and Sam Sprando, and great nephew and great niece Richard and Rebecca Sprando.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 9, from 2pm to 8pm at Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 23 Erie Mine Road Burgettstown Pa. 724-947-2049 www.youngfhinc.com Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:30am at the funeral home with Reverend Toni Harrington officiating. Full Military Honors will follow at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to either the Slovan VFW or Concordia Hospice of Washington, PA.