Frank Cipoletti

CIPOLETTI, Frank J. “Red,” 90, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV.

Mr. Cipoletti was born on November 6, 1923 in Wellsburg, WV a son of the late Giulio and Asunta (DiFabbio) Cipoletti.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by five brothers, John, Patsy P., James, Sam and Paul Cipoletti; and one sister, Rose Mary (Cipoletti) Cipriani.

He was an Army Veteran of World War II serving in Europe with General Patton in the Third Army.

Frank was a lifelong member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, having been an altar server, lector, usher, and a member of both the parish council and school board.

Frank retired from Allegheny Power, where he worked in customer service and the engineering department. Later he retired from A.J. Cipriani Realty, where he worked as a realtor.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #15050, a 60-year member of the American Legion Post #34, and a 62 year member of the Wellsburg Elks Lodge #1553. Frank was a former volunteer at Wheeling Hospital.

Frank is remembered as a devoted and caring husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Margaret (Gunion) Cipoletti at home; four daughters, Marian and Charles Voelker, Savannah, GA, Jayne and Ken Query, Whispering Pines, NC, Francine Adkins, Kingsport, TN and Larry Adkins, Houston, TX, Linda and Rick Stockel, Richmond, VA; one brother, Jules “Boots” (Jean) Cipoletti; and one sister- in-law, Estella Cipoletti both of Wellsburg, WV; seven grandchildren, Charlie and Lauren Voelker, Kelly (Voelker) and Tony Houser, Joey Adkins, Katie Adkins, Ryan Query, Allison Query, and Ricky Stockel; two great-grandsons, Wesley and Rhett Voelker; many Cipoletti and Cipriani nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV.

Vigil services will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21st at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Dan Pisano as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, WV.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. John’s Catholic Church, at 1300 Charles St., Wellsburg, WV 26070.

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