Frank Gioffre, 89

Francis “Frank” J. Gioffre Jr., 89, a lifetime resident of Koppel, died Fri. March 7, 2014, peacefully in his home. Born August 21st, 1924, a son of the late Frank and Mary Mangerie Gioffre. He was a World War II Veteran. He was Superintendent at B&W, for The East Works in Beaver Falls and The Special Metals plant in Koppel, and retired after 40 years of service. He was a devout member of Queen of Heaven Church, Koppel.

Frank was a devoted husband of 59 years to his departed wife Anne Kabat Gioffre and loving brother to the late Joseph, Vincent and Lou Gioffre. He is survived by his adoring family: son Michael; daughters Rebecca, Terry, Marie and her husband Howard; granddaughter Jessica; sister-in-laws Margaret, Helen, Jean, and his many nieces and nephews.

A private family visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 11, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Marshall Funeral Home in Wampum. Followed by a funeral mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City at 11:00AM.

Frank’s incredible personality, his rich advice, infectious laugh, compassion, love, selflessness and dedication to his family, will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, and if desired, the family is requesting that donations be made to a favorite charity.  

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  1. Deepest sympathy to the Gioffre family on the loss of your father, Frank. At Babcock & Wilcox, Frank came from an era where plant superintendents were responsible for the livelihoods of many workers and their families, but, thirty five years ago, as Area Metallurgist for Special Metals and the East Works, I was able to experience Frank’s generosity as he mentored and coached this fresh-out-of-college kid to a level of real contribution and a sense of being valued. Whether it was heat treating tube reducer dies in the East Works toolroom or releasing Navy product at Special Metals, Frank encouraged while expecting excellence. I will always cherish Frank’s guidance. Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lorrd, and may the perpetual ligth shine upon him. May you rest in peace, Frank.

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