Frank Trunzo, 88, of Washington Township passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights.
Born on July 31, 1925 in Mifflin Township, Allegheny County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Giovannina (Cimbalo) Trunzo. Frank lived in Washington Township for the past 37 years.
He and his wife started their own business, Trunzo’s Dairy and Recreation Center in Allegheny Township, which they operated for 46 years until retiring in 2004.
A veteran of the US Navy, Frank served during WWII. He was a survivor of the Invasion of Mindoro on December 15, 1944, where the LST 738 was bombed and sunk by a Kamikaze plane. He also participated in the Invasion of Leyte.
He was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, the VFW Post # 566 of Vandergrift and the DAV.
Frank was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Louise (Trunzo) Bisaha.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Velma M. (Kovacs) Trunzo of Washington Township; son, Carl A. Trunzo of Hamilton, Montana; 2 daughters, Terrie L. Burgener of Reno, NV and Carolyn R. (Tom) Kane of Penn Hills; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Nino (Sadie) Trunzo of Leechburg and twin brother, Joseph (Dolly) Trunzo of Margate, FL; 3 sisters, Phyllis Baranak of FL, Jean Maradei of Vandergrift and Edith Detman of Allegheny Township and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 30th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Brady-Curran Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 429 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 1st at 11 am in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift with Father James Loew OSB, officiating. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell where full military honors will be accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Pittsburgh Chapter of Disabled American Veterans 1000 Liberty Ave. Room 1606 Pittsburgh, PA 15222