Frank L. Catanese

May 15, 1929January 28, 2013

Frank L. Catanese Jr., 83, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at his home surrounded by his children. Frank was born in Centerville, Indiana on May 15, 1929 to the late Frank L. and Lilly (Dillbeck) Catanese. He graduated from Richmond High School. Frank worked for American Tobacco Company as a district sales manager for 25 years, then worked at McDonald's restaurant as a manager for 15 years and retired from Enterprise Car Rental after 7 years of service. Frank served in the United States Army and Air Force. He enjoyed racing, NASCAR, watching old movies and was an avid IU basketball fan. Frank is survived by his daughters, Teresa (Keith) Dallas and Elizabeth Ann Gibbs; son, Frank "Trey" (Theresa) Catanese III all of Evansville, IN; sister, Martha (Tom) Fisher of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Nicole Peaugh, Angel Robinson (Jerry), Brandi Geach (Ben), Anthony Catanese (Donna), Cori Walton (Joe), Catie Catanese; great-grandchildren, Brittney Peaugh, Natalie Travis, Jessica Robinson, April Robinson, Zaine Dallas, Faith Geach, Blake Walton, Carter Walton, J.D. Walton, Vinny Catanese and Regina Catanese; great- great granddaughter, Jasmine Gibson, faithful companion, his dog, Lucky. Frank is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Joyce (Phenis) Catanese; brothers, Pete and Joseph Catanese and sisters, Esther Lentz and Mary Lou Fisher. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, Indiana 47711 with Tom Hubachek (Chaplain of Heritage Hospice) officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites. Friends may visit from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Browning Funeral Home and again from 11:00 AM until service time on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice Center, 1202 West Buena Vista Road, Evansville, IN 47710. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Heritage Hospice, especially, Raine, Linda, Nancy and Mary Jo, for all their care and compassion. Condolences may be made online at

Alexander Memorial Park Burial Location: Garden Of Prayer, Lot 143D, Space 1


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Amy Kerchief

January 30, 2013


Sorry for your loss. I pray God gives your family peace thru this difficult time.

Love - Amy, Paul, David & Catey

Carole Higgs

January 30, 2013

Teresa,Keith and family. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob & Carole Higgs

January 30, 2013

Ann - I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kim,Scott and Andrew

January 29, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Frank's passing, we know he will be greatly missed. Joyce and Frank were wonderful
neighbors, who helped our family in time of sorrow.Our
prayers are with the family.

God Bless,
Ruth, Donnie, Carolyn

Ellan Brown

January 29, 2013

Frank was my boss at McDonald's on Lincoln Ave - my first job just out of high school. He would never have remembered me as I was there less than a year and was very quiet and shy, but I remember him as a good boss who exemplified a great work ethic. He got me started out right. I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you during these difficult days.

Denise Hassel

January 29, 2013

Angel and Brandi my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.

Jack & Kim Kilgore

January 29, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.