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Frank Prestia

Frank Prestia, 95, of Golf Ave., Ellport passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born March 16, 1924 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Joseph and Madeline Violante Prestia. He was married to Elizabeth Choff Prestia who passed away October 19,2006.

Frank was a 1941 graduate of Lincoln High School. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific Theatre and a former a member of the American Legion. Frank retired from B & W as a roll lathe operator. A member of the Coachman Sportman’s Club, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was affiliated with Christ Presbyterian Church. Frank’s most cherished time was spent with his family.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Prestia of Edinburg, TX, and Frank R. (Carlee) Prestia Sr. of Ellwood City; his brother, Guy Prestia of Ellwood City; two grandsons, Joseph D. (Michela) Prestia of TN, and Frank R. (Stephanie) Prestia, Jr. of Ellwood City; his granddaughter, Alexa M. (Patrick) Hennon of Ellwood City; and five great-grandchildren, Samantha, Madeline, and Grace Prestia, and Alex and Olivia Hennon.

Besides his wife, Elizabeth, he was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth J.; his brother, Rocco; and his sisters, Pearl Audio and Carmel Cunningham.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday November 7 from 4 to 7pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City, on Friday at 11am with Rev. Tod Custer officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McGuire Home.

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