Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

September 16, 2013

Frank A. Coscia

ERIE — Frank A. Coscia, formerly of Meadville and Holly Hill, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

He was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Meadville, a son of the late Marie and Peter Coscia.

Mr. Coscia proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Upon return from serving his country, he began his career as a meat cutter, retiring from Kroger’s after 31 years.

Along with his wife, Loretta, they owned and operated the Rocking Chair Gift Shoppe, Frank’s Auction and Flea Market, Frank’s Palace Restaurant and Mama Mia’s Pizzeria, all in the Meadville area, as well as being a vendor for several years at the Crawford County Fair. Additionally, they donated their time and resources to several charitable organizations, including the local chapter of the American Cancer Society and Sertoma Club.

He coached Little League baseball, bowled, hunted, golfed, played cards, and loved to dance. He always like to keep busy and could often be found “puttering around,” especially in his tool shed.

He was a lifetime member of the Italian Civic Club and also a member of the Elks and Eagles clubs. He enjoyed traveling around the United States and abroad, as well as spending time at his place in Florida. During the summers, he loved spending the time with his family and he was often on the golf course right up to early this summer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Loretta (Barker) Coscia; two sisters, Kelly Gibbs and Marie (Mimi) Martin; and a brother, Norman Coscia.

He will be deeply missed by his family, including Peter (Tom) Coscia and his wife, Sheree, of Saegertown, Rodney Coscia and his wife, Vicky, of Conneaut Lake, and Kathryn Burns and her husband, Kevin, of Erie; grandchildren, Jackie (Ken) (Coscia) Horm (Ken), Damian Coscia, Frank (Diana) Coscia II, and Kaitlin and Conor Burns; and four great-grandchildren. Additionally, from a prior marriage, he is survived by Gail (Paul) Marko; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Saegertown United Methodist Church, 620 Euclid Ave., Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Condolences may be expressed at bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Beatrice C. Deane

    Beatrice C. Deane, 85, of Rolling Fields, Conneautville, and formerly of Meadville and Titusville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

    April 23, 2014

  • Richard Lee Dietz

    Richard Lee Dietz, 59, of Saegertown, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    April 23, 2014

  • Karl M. Myers

    Karl M. Myers, formerly of Meadville, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, at Snyder Memorial Health Care Center, Marienville.

    April 23, 2014

  • Richard (Dick) Lee Brown

    Richard (Dick) Lee Brown was born in Meadville to Frank and Betty on Jan. 15, 1947. Dick departed this life at the age of 66 on Monday, April 21, 2014, to join Jesus Christ his Savior. He died at home in Peterstown, W.Va., after a long decline in health due to diabetes.

    April 23, 2014

  • George William Wolfe

    George William Wolfe of Rogers, Ark., passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at age 90. He was born in Evansville, Ind., on Jan. 30, 1924, a son of the late George F. Wolfe and Gizela C. Wolfe.

    April 23, 2014

  • James R. Zakostelecky

    James R. Zakostelecky, 66, of Conneautville, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Marquette Hospice House. He was born April 8, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late James E. Zakostelecky and Lucy A. Godinich Zakostelecky. He graduated from Linesville Conneaut Summit High School in 1966 and married Rebecca Moyer in 1969.

    April 23, 2014

  • Henry Vernier

    Henry Vernier, 90, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a short illness.

    April 23, 2014

  • Charles D. Burkett

    Charles D. Burkett, 66, of 852 Market St., Meadville, passed away at home on Thursday, April 17, 2014, of natural causes.

    April 22, 2014

  • Michael Solomon

    Michael Solomon of West Homestead passed away peacefully at his home on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 87. He was surrounded by his wife and family.

    April 22, 2014

  • Richard Lee Dietz

    Richard Lee Dietz, 59, of Saegertown, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    April 22, 2014

  • Darwin C. Williams

     Darwin C. Williams, 84, of Conneaut Lake passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence.

    April 22, 2014

  • James F. Simmons

    James F. Simmons, 89, formerly of Saegertown and Randolph Street, Meadville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Meadville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

    April 22, 2014

  • Glenn Stanley Maxwell

    Glenn Stanley Maxwell, 94, of Franklin, Ohio, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Meadville on July 17, 1919, to the late Glenn and Florence Curry Maxwell.

    April 22, 2014

  • Ronald D. King

    Ronald D. King, 67, of Erie, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Erie, a son of the late Carl and Dorothy Marshall King.

    April 22, 2014

  • James R. Zakostelecky

    James R. Zakostelecky, 66, of Conneautville, died peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Marquette Hospice House. He was born April 8, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late James E. Zakostelecky and Lucy A. Godinich. He graduated from Linesville Conneaut Summit high school in 1966 and married Rebecca Moyer in 1969.

    April 22, 2014

  • Darwin C. Williams

    April 20, 2014

  • James R. Zakostelecky

    April 20, 2014

  • Elery Leroy Smith

    Elery Leroy Smith, 86, of Guys Mills, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Marquette Hospice House, Meadville.

    April 20, 2014

  • Roy Donald Ferris

    Roy Donald Ferris, 86, a resident of 23773 Mackey Hill Road, Cambridge Springs, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 20, 2014, of a short illness following a two-year battle with cancer.

    April 20, 2014

  • Joseph Walter Clark

    Joseph Walter Clark, 13, of Meadville (Vernon Township), died at home Friday, April 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

    April 19, 2014