MARQUETTE - Frank P. Sciotto, age 89, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday afternoon, August 8, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital, shortly after admittance.
Born January 6, 1925 in Marquette, a son of Frank and Maria (DiFiori) Sciotto, Frank was a lifelong Marquette resident. He graduated from Graveraet High School in 1943 and worked for a time as a butcher at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery. He met local gal, Joan Normand, and on July 12, 1944 the couple was married at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Together, the couple established their home and raised three children. Frank began employment with the City of Marquette Fire Department in 1947, beginning a career which would span nearly 38 years. He retired in 1985 as Assistant Fire Chief. Throughout the years, his civic commitment to Marquette included serving 12 years on the city commission and two terms as mayor.
Frank was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church where he served as an usher, was a regular volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 25 years, and a member of Elks Lodge #405 B.P.O.E. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed woodworking, feeding pea nuts to the chipmunks which frequented his patio, enjoyed going to camp in Rock River, fishing on Lake Superior, hunting, and being a fan of hockey, especially Red Wing hockey. A jack-of-all-trades, Frank had a vast knowledge of how to fix things and was always willing to share his skills with others.
Frank is survived by his daughters, Suzanne (Frank) Leckwart of Salisbury, NC and Judy (Paul Sevcik) Burns of Two Rivers, WI; his grandchildren, Frank Sciotto IV, Anthony (Melissa) Sciotto, Frank Leckwart, John (Tracey) Leckwart, Renee (David) Guinn, Maria (Wade) Hynek, and Adam Anderegg; great-grand- children, Brianna and Laurel, Brandon and Christopher, Christina, Erika, Suzanna, Elizabeth, Kathleen, Rebecca, Dawn, Daisy, Cloee, Kendra, Koleen, Kaden, and Kiley; his sister, Rosemary Thompson in California; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; his son, Frank; son-in-law, Robert Burns; granddaughters, Andrea S. Burns and Yvette L. Anderegg; and seven brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at St. Michael Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 13, beginning at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Wednesday with Rev. Larry Van Damme, pastor, as celebrant. Frank's nephews will serve as escorts. A reception will follow in the St. Michael Parish Center. Interment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery at 2:00 pm Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassben derfuneralhome.com