October 10, 1931 – September 4, 2018
Frank Pietrantonio, 86, of Lakewood passed away on September 4 surrounded by his family. Born in New York City to Frank and Rose Pietrantonio, he was the youngest of their five children. His siblings, Victor, Marie Mirabella, Fr. Thomas, and Marianna Nardone all predeceased him. He graduated from Belleville High School. After training to be a dental technician he served for two years in the Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. After the war, he attended Newark College of Engineering. While pursuing his degree in electrical engineering he met Elizabeth Weber. They married before he graduated. It was the start of a 61 year loving relationship. After earning his degree he worked for over thirty years in the Bell System, first with Western Electric and then with AT&T. During that time he also earned his Professional Engineers License. He retired in 1989 and became an active member of The Pioneers while in retirement. Frank and Betty reared four children in Elizabeth, N.J. where they lived for over 35 years and were active parishioners at St. Genevieve’s R.C. Church. They retired to Lakewood where they became engaged members of the community at Leisure Village – Village of Seven Lakes where Frank served in various roles in the Italian-American Club and was a volunteer with Medical Cupboard in The Village. He is survived by his dear wife Betty to whom he showed unwavering devotion; by his children, Frank and his wife Diane Mooney, Victoria Baker, Thomas and his wife Jackie (O’Keefe), and Christina Schwartz who will miss his loving encouragement and support; by his grandchildren Nicholas and his wife Lexi, Olivia Pergamo and her husband Matt, Christopher, Ian and Daniel Baker, Robert and Michael Schwartz, and Anna, Sofie and Lucas; by his loving in-laws Joseph Weber and Gregory and Carole Weber who were like siblings to him; and by his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the D’Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, 10 am, at Church of the Visitation, 730 Lynnwood Avenue, Brick NJ. Entombment to immediately follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.
- Elizabeth Pietrantonio, Wife
- Frank Pietrantonio, Son
- Diane Mooney, Daughter-in-law
- Victoria Baker, Daughter
- Thomas Pietrantonio, Son
- Jackie O'Keefe Pietrantonio, Daughter-in-law
- Christina Schwartz, Daughter
- Nicholas and his wife Lexi, Grandson
- Olivia and Matt Pergamo, Granddaughter
- Christopher, Ian and Daniel Baker, Grandsons
- Robert and Michael Schwartz, Grandsons
- Anna, Sofie and Lucas, Grandchildren
- Joseph Weber and Gregory and Carole Weber, Loving In-laws
- He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
- Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
- Funeral Mass Monday, September 10, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, September 10, 2018
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September 11, 2018
My condolences to the family. I worked in Western Electric in Frank's organization and it was a pleasure working for him. We shared many family stories and he gave me my break into management at AT&T and I'll always be appreciative of that. May he Rest in Peace!
Alice and Vic Slaughter
September 7, 2018
Frank has given so much joy and happiness to the people in our village. When he was president of the Italian American Club, Great times with Frank and Betty. We admired the love Frank and Betty had for one another. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty and his family.